July 2017: End of the research stage at the University of Tokyo.
July 2017: Workshop proposal COntrol and Management of network slices for VERTicals (COMVERT) accepted to be co-located to the 2018 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (http://wcnc2018.ieee-wcnc.org/), Barcelona, Spain.
June 2017: Talk at the University of Tokyo entitled “The ingredients of the new networks – SDN, NFV and Slicing in the evolution towards 5G”
June 2017: Beginning of a research stage on network softwarization and 5G at the University of Tokyo under the supervision of Prof. Akihiro Nakao.
June 2017: Kick-off of 5G-Transformer (http://5g-transformer.eu/)
May 2017: Organization of the First Industrial Workshop of 5GEx with the title “Mult-provider NFV: Towards a Coopetitive Service Ecosystem – The 5G Exchange Approach”, co-located with the Network Virtualization Europe 2017 event (https://www.5gex.eu/wp/?page_id=585)
April 2017: Talk at Telefonica Business Solutions event “DECIDE” about SDN initiatives in the Telefonica group.
March 2017: 5G-TRANSFORMER project is granted by the European Commission in the framework of the H2020 programme.
March 2017: Participation in IETF #98, Chicago, USA.
February 2017: Participation in the ONF Interim meeting, Heidelberg, Germany.
January 2017: Lecturer in the new edition of the Master in NFV and SDN, organized by the Universidad Carlos III of Madrid, with the collaboration of Ericsson, addressing the topics of “Introduction to SDN”, “NFV Infrastructure”, and “Service Function Chaining” (http://www.uc3m.es/ss/Satellite/Postgrado/en/Detalle/Estudio_C/1371215129087/1371208865479/Master_and_Specialist_in_NFV_and_SDN#home).
December 2016: ONF Microwave Information Model has been published. Happy of having contributed to this great milestone. The model is available here: https://www.opennetworking.org/images/stories/downloads/sdn-resources/technical-reports/TR-532-Microwave-Information-Model-V1.pdf
Also, the whitepaper describing the third PoC has been made available at https://www.opennetworking.org/images/stories/downloads/sdn-resources/technical-reports/Third-Wireless-Transport-SDN-Proof-of-Concept-White-Paper.pdf
December 2016: The patent “System and method to trigger cross-layer optimizations in a network” has been granted. Details about the patent in https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pdfs/867884dc3eac133e75ba/EP2770431A1.pdf
October 2016: Successful third PoC on SDN for Wireless Transport Networks, hosted by AT&T in New Jersey, USA (Panel hold at AT&T auditorium available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SP381Fv2xEk)
October 2016: Talk entitled “Microwave POC overview and demo” as part of the Workshop on OpenDayLight and NFV/SDN Orchestration at the 5TONIC Laboratory, Leganés, Spain (available at http://5g-crosshaul.eu/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/SDN-for-Microwaves-PoCs-Overview-Luis-Contreras.pdf)
July 2016: Participation in IETF #96, Berlin, Germany.
June 2016: “Best NFV/SDN Solution” award in the LTE & 5G World Awards 2016 (https://5gawards.com/2016-winners/) for the work done around SDN applied to transport technologies with end to end scope (from access to core, including wireless and wired technologies).
June 2016: Appointed Editor of the document “Gap Analysis for Application-Driven Cross Stratum Orchestration” as part of the work in ONF’s Cross Stratum Orchestration project.
June 2016: Talk entitled “Connecting Multiple SDN/NFV Administrative Domains”, at the 4th Annual Network Virtualization & SDN Europe event, Madrid, Spain (http://nvsdneurope.com).
May 2016: Talk entitled “Control Plane for High Capacity Networks”, at the “V International Workshop on Trends in Optical Technologies”, Campinas-São Paulo, Brazil (https://www.cpqd.com.br/ciclodeeventos/evento/v-wton).
April 2016: Second Wireless Transport SDN Proof of Concept accomplished with success. Congratulations to Thorsten Heinze (@ Telefónica Germany) for the organization and coordination.
January 2016: Appointed lecturer in the Master in NFV and SDN, organized by the Universidad Carlos III of Madrid, with the collaboration of Ericsson, addressing the topics of “Introduction to SDN”, “NFV Infrastructure”, and “Service Function Chaining” (http://www.uc3m.es/ss/Satellite/Postgrado/en/Detalle/Estudio_C/1371215129087/1371208865479/Master_and_Specialist_in_NFV_and_SDN#home).
November 2015: Two talks, entitled “5G Backhauling” and “Operational, organizational and business challenges for network operators in the context of SDN and NFV”, respectively, at FUSECO Forum, Berlin, Germany (https://www.fokus.fraunhofer.de/go/fuseco-forum-2015).
October 2015: First Wireless Transport SDN Proof of Concept (http://5g-crosshaul.eu/wireless-transport-sdn-proof-of-concept/) accomplished with success.