The main goal of 5GCity is to define how to turn a city into a distributed and multi-tenant edge infrastructure enabling the orchestration and service programming of 5G services following a neutral host rational. These 5G services are expected to be used by municipalities to host Smart City services, by Virtual Network Operators (VNO) to extend their networks, and by additional third party providers such as media or automotive verticals to offer innovative services to their customers. 5GCity platform will allow managing the underlying physical infrastructure (spread across a geographical area) to offer a set of virtual resources to interested stakeholders (VNOs, Content/Service providers, …), who will build, on top, its own services ready for end-user consumption.
To achieve such a goal, 5GCity has designed and is currently implementing an Orchestrator responsible for the lifecycle management and orchestration of all 5G-based edge services and for the control and management of the available city edge infrastructure. It also includes 5G edge service-programming models, as well as a northbound API to enable access to the different edge services and the orchestrator functionalities (more information regarding 5GCity’s Orchestrator can be fetched here: https://www.5gcity.eu/2018/07/31/5gcity-nfv-orchestrator-platform/). Features developed by this Orchestrator, will be provided through an appealing and intuitive web interface abstracting most of the complexity associated with the steps required to manage end to end slices in a multi-tenant environment. Following a neutral host vision, different profiles are envisioned to be supported by this Dashboard filtering the features available in the web interface accordingly. The result will be the development of a solution that based on a leasing model will allow targeted stakeholders (aggregated under Slice Requester Role) to request end-to-end slices containing virtualized edge network and compute resources.
Read more here to have a more concrete vision on the main roles supported by 5GCity Dashboard under the neutral host rationale.