Seminar: Field trial of multi-layer slicing over disaggregated optical networks enabling end-to-end crowdsourced video streaming

21 January 2021, 11.00 AM - 21 January 2021, 12.00 PM

Dr Abubakar Siddique Muqaddas


Speaker: Dr Abubakar Siddique Muqaddas

Talk Title: Field trial of multi-layer slicing over disaggregated optical networks enabling end-to-end crowdsourced video streaming


The next generation of networks (5G and beyond) is aimed at supporting new Network Services (NSs) with stringent requirements. A Crowd-sourced Live Video Streaming (CLVS) is an example of such NS, in which thousands of users attending an event stream video from their smartphones to a CLVS platform.  The content from all the users is edited in real time, producing an aggregated video, which can be broadcasted to a large number of viewers.  In order to support new vertical applications, Metro-Haul project has designed and built a cost-effective, agile, disaggregated packet-optical metro infrastructure with compute capabilities at the network edge, addressing the capacity increase and characteristics such as low latency and high bandwidth. Metro-Haul control plane consists of the Control, Orchestration and Management (COM) system, based on the principles of ETSI-NFV framework and a hierarchical SDN control plane facilitating the deployment of multilayer end-to-end network slices, including Virtual Network Functions (VNFs) in multiple datacentres and simultaneously dedicating packet and optical network resources. In this talk, we present the experimental demonstration of a CLVS NS using Metro Haul infrastructure, with NFV orchestration using COM system implemented over a disaggregated optical network testbed in UK. The service creation procedure, from planning to service deployment is shown and measured against the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) defined by 5GPPP.


Abubakar Siddique Muqaddas received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degree in Telecommunications Engineering from Politecnico di Torino, Italy, in 2015 and 2019 respectively. He is currently working as a Senior Research Associate in High Performance Networks Research Group, University of Bristol. His interests lie in the areas of NFV orchestration of 5G network services, multi-access edge computing, software defined networks and enterprise/service provider level routing and switching.

Contact information

Please contact Harriet Parks, Smart Internet Lab Project Coordinator - for more information about this talk.

Dr Abubakar Siddique Muqaddas, Senior Research Associate, HPN Research Group

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