Optimized resource integration and global architecture for mobile infrastructure for 6G


Project overview

The emergence of 6G systems brings forth a digital paradigm shift, where mobile networks are envisioned to serve as universal platforms providing advanced connectivity to a myriad of devices and services. This transformative leap demands meeting diverse and stringent Key Performance Indicator (KPI) requirements, including ultra-low latency, high capacity, and unparalleled reliability. This vision is shared by leading organizations globally, highlighting the immense potential and transformative capabilities of 6G networks.

However, achieving the ambitious goals of 6G requires significant advancements across various domains. This encompasses harnessing higher frequency bands like Terahertz (THz), embracing Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces (RIS), integrating Artificial Intelligence (AI) for zero-touch network management, and merging computing and networking resources. Convergence of optical and wireless technologies is also crucial to develop highly efficient and scalable network infrastructures capable of supporting the diverse and demanding needs of 6G services.

In this context, ORIGAMI emerges as a pioneering initiative aimed at spearheading the next generation of mobile network architecture. ORIGAMI’s primary objective is to address the architectural deficiencies within the existing 5G framework, which could potentially limit the operational capabilities of future 6G systems. The project identifies eight factual barriers and proposes three critical architectural innovations:

  1. Global Service-based Architecture (GSBA): Streamlining communication and interoperability across network planes to establish global standards.
  2. Zero-Trust Exposure Layer (ZTL): Enabling third-party players to securely program virtual networks in zero-trust environments, fostering innovative applications and business models.
  3. Compute Continuum Layer (CCL): Democratizing access to heterogeneous computing resources with reliability guarantees, promoting green transition and sustainability.

ORIGAMI’s approach emphasizes dependable, explainable, and unbiased AI/ML technologies to ensure a reliable system that avoids corner case errors. By validating against twelve ambitious KPI targets through real-world demonstrations and large-scale international datasets, ORIGAMI aims to create a robust foundation for a connected, efficient, and sustainable telecommunications future.

Role of IS-Wireless

As part of the project, IS-Wireless committed, among other things, to provide a novel 6G architectures by Analysis on requirements, KPI, and KVI, Novel cross-plane architecture for 6G, and Global SBA and new business model for 6G in Open RAN arena. We will also develop a novel radio resource management scheme for the MOCN scenario for 6G networks. IS-Wireless provides a RIC platform, RAN bus API, enabling an xApps development framework 3rd party xApp integration in ORIGAMI experimental platform.