The amazing spirit of Barcelona
Throughout its long history, Barcelona has been and still is one of the major supporters of innovation and creativity. This is validated by both the city’s current economic interests and the eclectic personalities who lived and created here: J. Miro, P. Picasso, or A. Gaudi. Beyond the effervescence and intensity with which the people of Barcelona express their identity and joy for life, we found real and effective preoccupations for the present and future..
By spending a few moments enjoying the humbling heavenward curves of the Sagrada Família Cathedral, an unrivaled architectural work, we understand the spirit of this city and its people. It is to challenge the unknown and the future at every turn, to look beyond what the eyes can see and what the mind can dream.
“The straight line belongs to men, the curved one to God.” – Antoni Gaudi
We felt the pulse of this charming and surprising place during the Mobile World Congress of 2018, a city where people from all cardinal points of the globe, meet to create interlocking parts of the future.
The Mobile World Congress, an Imaginarium for our future
More than 7,700 CEOs participated, 107,000 visitors, 1,200,000 sqm, 2,400 exhibitors from over 205 countries, 3,500 media and industry analysts, the world’s largest tradeshow certified with zero carbon footprint (!). These are some of this year’s unbelievable Mobile World Congress figures.
Defined by organizers, as both the world’s largest exhibition for the mobile industry and as a conference featuring prominent executives, the world’s largest trade-show featured thousands of prominent CEOs, exhibitors, industry analysts, and more. Representing mobile operators, device manufacturers, technology providers, vendors and content owners from across the world, MWC Barcelona offered participants an extraordinary portfolio of topics.
Among the featured topics were: “A New Roaming Era: Breaking Down Digital Borders”, “Creating a Better Future Through Connected Intelligence”, “Owning Edge Infrastructure: Burden & Opportunity”, “Client Data Privacy, Security and GDPR”, “Leaving No One Behind: Ensuring Digital Inclusion for All”, “Virtual Worlds: Immersive Experiences”, “Driving Innovation Through Global Technology Disruption”, “Cybercrime: Breaching Data, Humans And Reality”, “State Of The Crypto, Token And Blockchain Market”, and “The New Paradigm. Being Based Locally, Operating Globally”.
With such plentiful sources of information, ideas and inspiration being shared, the desire for future collaborations was obvious among many participants.
“Everything you can imagine is real.”– Pablo Picasso
Along with many inspiring presentations, the interactions with other exhibitors and visitors have enriched our experience and vision. This show has provided a boost of confidence in our proposals and projects, generating a feeling of satisfaction in the understanding that our efforts will transcend the daily scope and affect real lasting progress.
50 years of innovation
An agreement signed for the acquisition of Openwave Mobility USA, our biggest tradeshow booth ever, more than 25 people forming the Enea delegation (including Mr. Anders Lidbeck, our CEO and all the Enea VPs), and 8 major demos running in our booth in Barcelona, all represent the Enean offering during the Mobile World Congress. They are the building blocks and results of the past 50 years of activity, in which we have innovated technologies and excelled in providing top software engineering solutions to our clients and partners around the world. For more details on the demos given and other pertinent details from our offering during the congress, please feel free to contact us.
With some of the most important ideas of the MWC all echoing that 5G is open for business and strengthened through satellite VNF, we strongly believe we’re on the right path in our current and future endeavors.
“The works must be conceived with fire in the soul but executed with clinical coolness.” – Joao Miro
Through the demo below using Enea NFV Core and the Qosmos Service Classifier, we offer a real solution for the challenges we have in communication regarding NFV/SDN and traffic management.
“Not all traffic is created equal, so once remote surgery is being performed over 5G for instance, it should be given priority over other traffic.” paraphrased from B. Ekholm (the full article is available on ZDNet.com).
The demo we presented at MWC Barcelona, based on a project for the European Space Agency, shows how network operations and performance can be enhanced using traffic classification and service chaining functions in a production-ready VNF configuration running on an NFV core platform. Steering the traffic into service chains allows the system to apply policies according to specific activities such as traffic prioritization, bandwidth management, service quality, etc. and optimize network resources. Enea NFV Core is an OPNFV-based platform that allows network operators to deploy and manage VNFs on top of a virtualized network. It can apply security policies and monitor service operations. The integration of Enea’s Qosmos Probe allows traffic to be classified and steered according to type. The data packets follow a specific network path through a series of virtual network functions (VNFs) that process them as a chain of network services.
Enea’s Qosmos Service Classifier identifies the different types of incoming traffic using DPI-based technology to identify the application behind each IP session, recognize the protocols and extract detailed metadata (in the demonstration, for example, they include video streaming, IoT, etc.). Once the traffic has been identified, it creates separate flows (streams) according to the type of traffic (e.g. video connections, IoT connections, etc.) and inserts them into a service chain. One way to do this is by encapsulating the packets in an SFC protocol. NSH is one of them, IPv6 source routing is another.
If you are curious to see the running demo, please contact us.