Arcus Converged Core comprises of 2G/3G/4G/5G modules. A Helm chart of Arcus 5G Core for OpenNESS 21.03
Overview of BlueArcus
Blue Arcus® is a global end-to-end mobile network software provider, delivering telecom solutions that are 3GPP compliant and built on an open and distributed architecture. With many live deployments across the Pacific, Asia, Middle East, and Africa, we have been helping MNOs enhance customer experience by providing cost-effective, fast, and reliable voice and data services. The SMART Compact network edge of the core makes it suitable for delivering high speed, secure and low-latency services.
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Arcus Core is a unified multi-technology, carrier grade and 3GPP compliant standard solution. Built on an open Architecture, the Arcus core enables seamless integration to external elements. Arcus Converged Core is a 2G/3G/4G/5G end to end virtualized & cloud native solution, flexible to accommodate new customer requirement due to the compact size and space optimization. Autoscaling and high availability is assured through policies configured by taking advantage of Virtualized and cloud native architecture.
Solutions & Benefits:
Hybrid Cloud Deployment
CNFs on Hybrid cloud deployment, the benefits of both Public cloud and Edge cloud are leveraged to scale out the network functions rapidly whilst providing better throughput and lower latency through User Plane Function at edge.
Network Slicing to accommodate requirements of various services and applications like Autonomous Vehicles, Telemedicine/HealthCare, enterprises etc.
Hybrid Network with interoperability for subscribers between Private/Enterprise Mobile Network and Public MNOs.
Core as a service
Centralized 5GC Control Plane on public cloud that is shared with multiple-sites, and UPF is co-located with radio performing traffic steering and Local breakout. Reduced OPEX and Flexible Network Design.
3GPP Compliant Open Architecture
3GPP Interoperability and integration to 3rd party network elements. Integration to existing network (2G, 3G, 4G and 5G), to 3rd party Radio Access Network vendors and Billing Network.
Arcus Core – Edge deployment
Arcus core functions (Control & User plane) are deployed at Network Edge location to support access to edge applications as well as the internet. UPF routes the local traffic towards the Edge applications and the rest to the internet, ensuring mission critical traffic stays local and there is ultra-low latency along with support for high data rates.
OpenNESS Building Blocks
CERA Core User Plane Flavor
Flavor – CERA Core User Plane was obtained through Intel Distribution of OpenNESS.
The Arcus Core is available in the edge apps repository. To obtain it, clone the repo.
$ git clone https://github.com/open-ness/edgeapps
Then, into the applications/arcuscore folder, there is a helm chart folder for installing it.
Please upload the docker images received from Blue Arcus before you install the helm chart.
Install the Chart
helm install arcus5g . -n 5gcore
TEST SUITE: None
# SPDX-License-Identifier: Apache-2.0
# Copyright (c) 2021 Blue Arcus Technologies, Inc
5gcore was installed.
Your release is named arcus5g.
To learn more about the release, try:
$ helm status arcus5g -n 5gcore
Configure Arcus 5G Core
Contact email@example.com for detailed instructions on configuring the arcus 5Gcore.
helm uninstall arcus5g -n 5gcore
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docker load -i amf_image.tar
docker load -i ausf_image.tar
docker load -i pcf_image.tar
docker load -i smf_image.tar
docker load -i udm_image.tar