UNICLE is Ubiwhere’s telco product based on a web platform that solves technological and business problems at the same time. Moreover, aligned with Zero-Touch Management (ZSM) frameworks, the MVNOs should support the separation of management and automation into different areas of concern, leading to higher automation of their network and services.
Considering all these issues and needs, UNICLE gives access to several orchestration functionalities by dividing its components into 2 main platforms: Edge and Cloud Platform.
At the Edge, UNICLE complies with the ETSI MEC Framework, having all the necessary infrastructure for multi-tenancy deployment and orchestration requirements by introducing Intercluster policy-based networking.
Edge Orchestration will allow it to onboard different use cases and services, relying on an Edge Data Centre to make all the generated data available to the Cloud Platform. As the number of services and connected sensors can increase, UNICLE uses Virtualisation Software to allow multiple operating systems and applications to run on the same server simultaneously, lowering costs and increasing network efficiency.
On the upper layer, the Cloud Platform relies on a Neutral Hosting Platform that allows 3rd parties, such as enterprises, to leverage existing cellular networks to provide service. Besides, UNICLE provides Network Provisioning, including network management, orchestrating the network and monitoring the provided services' effectiveness by ensuring the requesting party that the service will be offered with the expected quality and resiliency.
Besides, the Cloud Platform is responsible for Orchestration & Infrastructure provisioning using a Slicing Manager and SDN Controllers. The first, the Slicing Manager, allows the transformation of the entire networking perspective by abstracting, isolating, orchestrating, and separating the logical network components from the underlying physical network resources.
Ubiwhere is a Research and Innovation SME from Portugal developing innovative and user-centred software solutions focused on the following markets:
· Telecom and Future Internet;
· Smart Cities;
· Sustainable and Efficient Resource Management (Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources);
· Transportation, Travel, and Tourism.
Since 2007, Ubiwhere has fostered a culture of innovation and creativity by delivering the solutions that its clients need to succeed. The company's main objective is to research and develop bleeding-edge technologies, design state-of-the-art solutions and create valuable intellectual property (using rich intangible assets) internally and to its clients – to achieve its vision of being an international reference in Smart Cities and Future Internet.