Network as a Service
The goal of the NaaS Solution Project Group is to enable the scale deployment of Network as a Service solutions that leverage innovative business models, shared active and passive infrastructure and lower cost structures to help address the lack of high speed internet access in rural and peri-urban areas.
The NaaS Solution Group provides a forum to promote collaborative discovery and discussion between industry players toward developing open solutions for solving NaaS planning, deployment, and operations challenges.
The industry offers many of the necessary elements to design, build and operate NaaS networks and systems, but there is lack of information about how to utilize these elements to develop end-to-end solutions that close the digital divide by enabling rural and peri-urban NaaS use cases to scale profitably. The NaaS Solution Group will develop and publish solution reference designs, playbooks, and case studies to catalyze and sustain industry led NaaS field trials, lab trials, and deployments.
Hugo A. Nava G.
Internet para Todos
Leonardo Torres (American Tower)
Ho Khin Choy (edotco Group)
The goal of the Urban NaaS subgroup is to design and test a 4G LTE and 5G-NR multi-operator RAN (MORAN) for outdoor urban deployment hosted by an infrastructure provider. The subgroup will focus on Urban Connectivity solutions, specifically
- the definition of a multi-operator RAN architecture for an urban micro and macro site deployment
- the identification of components through a TIP participant vendor survey, and elsewhere as necessary
- the validation of the architecture in a lab and field trial using the selected components
- the publication of a technical blueprint with deployment and operational guidelines and corresponding anonymized business case, and the development of marketing collateral such as webinars, videos and white papers
Network as a Service Planning and Architecture Playbook
The NaaS Playbook is the vehicle to serve as the planning and implementation guide for RST NaaS initiatives. It consists of front-end and back-end streams comprised of modules, atomic units built around specific objectives and select content and complemented by methods to encourage engagement relevancy. The goal of the NaaS playbook is to aid operators in the planning, deployment and operation in the rural environment.
Diffractive NLOS Microwave Backhaul for Rural Connectivity
The NLOS Microwave Backhaul for Rural Connectivity white paper demonstrates that the inclusion of NLOS microwave (wireless) backhaul in rural network design to significantly improve cost and coverage.
End-to-End Quality of Service Recommendations for Mobile Networks
This document includes the main components of an End-to-End Quality of Service (QoS) schema that can be used to validate and troubleshoot a mobile network. End-to-End QoS schemas applicable to mobile networks include multiple packet-based technologies from RAN, Mobile Backhaul, Packet Core Networks, Ethernet to IP/Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) networks. Each network provides different alternatives to differentiate traffic and give different treatments to the traffic depending on the network conditions.
NaaS Data Analysis, Business and Operational Efficiency Methodology
This whitepaper describes a practical methodology to help mobile operators collect, process, and extract valuable information by mining statistical data from the RAN and Transport and management network. Understanding this data will allow service providers to accelerate the integration of new network access technologies and, at the same time ensure high levels of quality of experience (QoE) and optimal TCO of Network as a Service (NaaS) offerings implemented with Site/RAN sharing technologies.
NaaS Site Economics
This whitepaper describes the intricacies and challenges of building a profitable site for ultra-rural and rural areas and how Network as a Service (NaaS) can be an answer to many such challenges. Managing the overall TCO and planning an economically viable solution must be carefully vetted since low population densities and lack of existing infrastructure makes the task of Network Design and Deployment even more complex.