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ETSI’s zero touch group focuses on 5G slicing for first demo

One of the newest initiatives within ETSI, the Zero-touch network and Service Management Group (ZSM), has unveiled its first proof of concept (PoC), focused on 5G network slicing. The PoC is called ServoCloud, and is the first step towards its goal of delivering a full reference architecture for automating network operations in a lightweight environment, in order to support dynamic services including slicing. The service provider champions for ServoCloud are Deutsche Telekom, which contributed much of the initial code for ZSM and chairs the group, plus Sprint and Amazon Web Services (AWS). The latter is hosting the NFV infrastructure, but is also interesting in other ways, given its intensifying efforts to define a major role for itself in 5G, whether…

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