Data Path Diversity Support

Using the Control-User Plane Split (CUPS) feature, Open5GCore implements a large numbed of deployment scenarios for data path diversity:

Open5GCore Datapath 2022
Fraunhofer FOKUS

SMF enables the following scenarios:

  • Support for multiple DNs (former APNs)
  • Data path offloading for specific bearers (when connected to specific gNBs)
  • Congestion triggered, network only data paths change
  • Fast handover between Local Service Hosts (with and without IP address continuity)

Towards supporting Time Sensitive Networks (TSN):

  • Support for Ethernet bearers
  • Support for multi-UE Ethernet bearers

High-performance user space UPF

  • No need for dedicated hardware
  • Easy to adapt and configure for different situations
  • Handling the specific 5G capacity