Network operators have been dealing with the necessity of a dynamic network resources allocation to provide a new generation of customer-tailored applications. In that sense, Telecom providers have to migrate their BSS/OSS systems and network infrastructure to more modern solutions to introduce end-to-end automation and support the new use cases derived from the 5G adoption and transport network slices. In general, there is a joint agreement on making this transition to an architecture defined by programmable interfaces and standard protocols. Hence, this paper uses the iFusion architecture to control and program the network infrastructure. The work presents an experimental validation of the network slicing instantiation in an IP/Optical environment using a set of standard protocols and interfaces. The work provides results of the creation, modification and deletion of the network slices. Furthermore, it demonstrates the usage of standard communication protocols (Netconf and Restconf) in combination with standard YANG data models.

Samier Barguil
Victor Lopez Alvarez
Luis Miguel Contreras Murillo
Oscar Gonzalez de Dios
Alejandro Alcala Alvarez
Carlos Manso
Pol Alemany
Ramon Casellas
Ricardo Martinez
David Gonzalez-Perez
Xufeng Liu
Jose-Miguel Pulido
Juan Pedro Fernandez-Palacios
Raul Muñoz
Ricard Vilalta