Neutroon

Multi-tenant management framework for future 5G neutral and private infrastructures

Description

Neutroon is a brand new software developed by i2CAT to manage private and neutral 5G infrastructures. It is composed of Compute, Transport and RAN segments from end to end. Neutroon aims at effectively lowering the entry barrier for vertical sectors to operate private 5G infrastructures, and to empower neutral host operators to enhance the flexibility of current RAN sharing agreements towards the vision of providing 5G networks “as a Service”.

Traditional cellular network deployments have been championed by Mobile Network Operators (MNOs), who own tower sites, deploy the Radio Access Network (RAN) nodes, the Mobile Core, and the transport network connecting the RAN nodes to the Mobile Core. In a future where a plurality of new actors will make use of 5G networks, novel management technologies are required that enable neutral host operators to easily share their 5G infrastructure across tenants in a dynamic manner, while providing SLA guarantees.

In this scenario, Neutroon is revealed as a key enabler for the management of future 5G infrastructures. Neutroon will redefine the management agreements making them much more elastic and allowing a fully detailed monitoring and control providing to MNOs the required SLA assurance.

Currently, our solution has TRL 7. A prototype software with all key functionality is available for demonstration and test and it is well integrated with operational hardware/software systems. Neutroon has been demonstrated with various device vendors in the RAN, Transport and Compute domains in three different and specific use cases:

  • Multi-tenant small cell and edge computing deployment in Barcelona to support on-demand vertical services
  • Ad-hoc deployment of wireless networks in the Bristol stadium fan-zone
  • Dynamic wireless Slicing to support emergency services