5G transport network benchmarking
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Benchmarking Methodology Working Group                     LM. Contreras
Internet-Draft                                              J. Rodriguez
Intended status: Experimental                                   L. Luque
Expires: January 9, 2020                                      Telefonica
                                                            July 8, 2019

                   5G transport network benchmarking
                       draft-contreras-bmwg-5g-00

Abstract

   New 5G services are starting to be deployed in operational networks,
   leveraging in a number of novel technologies and architectural
   concepts.  The purpose of this document is to overview the
   implications of 5G services in transport networks and to provide
   guidance on bechmarking of the infratructures supporting those
   services.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  Conventions used in this document . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   3.  5G services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   4.  Benchmarking aspects of transport networks in 5G  . . . . . .   3
   5.  Guidance on 5G transport benchmarking . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   6.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   7.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   8.  Acknowledgements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   9.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     9.1.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     9.2.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5

1.  Introduction

   5G services are starting to be introduced in real operational
   networks.  The challenges of 5G are multiple, impacting in different
   technological areas such as radio access, mobile core and transport
   network.  From all those technological areas, the transport network
   is the focus of this document.

   It is important for operators to have a good basis of benchmarking
   solutions, technologies and architectures before moving them into
   production.  With such aim, this document intends to overview
   available guidelines to assist on the benchmarking of 5G transport
   networks, identifying gaps that could require further work and
   details.

   As result, it is expected to provide guidance on benchmarking of 5G
   transport network infrastructures ready for experimentation in lab
   environments or real deployment in operational networks.

2.  Conventions used in this document

   The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT",
   "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and "OPTIONAL" in this
   document are to be interpreted as described in RFC2119 [RFC2119].

3.  5G services

   5G transport networks will need to accommodate different kind of
   services with very distinct needs and requirements leveraging on the
   same infrastructure. 5G services can be grouped in three main

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   categories, namely enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB), ultra-Reliable
   and Low Latency Communications (URLLC), and massive Machine Type
   Communications (mMTC).  Each of them presents different inherent
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