D2.4 Portable Testbed to Execute Virtualized NFV-based and SDN-based Scenarios

Jose M. Alcaraz Calero, Qi Wang, Enrique Chirivella Pérez, Ricardo Marco Alaez, James Nightingale, Pedro Miguel Neves, Rui Calé, Bruno Miguel Parreira, João Paulo Sá da Silva, Ricardo Maia, José Santos, Rui Alheiro, Luís Andrade, Giacomo Bernini, Gino Carrozzo, Francseca Moscatelli, Konstantinos Koutsopoulos, Anastasius Gavras, Maria Joao Barros

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report


This deliverable presents the design and prototype implementation of SELFNET 5G infrastructure. In line with current and emerging 5G architectural principles, visions and standards, the proposed infrastructure is established primarily based on a Mobile Edge Computing paradigm and leverages Cloud Computing, Software-Defined Networks (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) as core enabling technologies. The design approach is elaborated with various design considerations described, and promising technical solutions and options analyzed. In particular, a novel portable 5G infrastructure testbed is prototyped to enable preliminary testing of the integrated key technologies, and provide a realistic execution platform for further investigating and evaluating SDN and NFV based application scenarios.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherSELFNET Consortium
Commissioning bodyEuropean Union
Number of pages78
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016


  • 5G
  • SDN
  • NFV
  • Mobile edge computing
  • Prototype
  • testbed
  • Virtual infrastructure


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