The RIC platform is also central to Juniper’s vision to build an SMO platform designed specifically for orchestration and automation at massive 5G scales. It’s open by design, using standardized interfaces to enable multivendor interoperability. Most important, it’s designed to help CSPs take full advantage of highly dynamic, software-driven architectures to transform their business. Juniper’s SMO offering delivers a management framework that is:
- Multicloud, to manage all network resources — across edge, regional, and national data centers, and public and private clouds
- Multidomain, to orchestrate network slices end to end across RAN, transport, and core network domains
- Multitenant, to support enterprise customers, mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) partners, neutral hosts, and others, and also deliver network slices tuned for each tenant’s unique application requirements
Juniper’s SMO offering consists of domain-specific modules to orchestrate network slices and resources in each subnet (O-RAN, transport, and core), all linked via a multidomain, end-to-end (E2E) service orchestrator. Together, this framework enables the on-demand creation and end-to-end management of network resources and slices across a distributed 5G infrastructure.
The Juniper SMO implementation supports the 3GPP-defined Communication Service Management Function (CSMF), Network Slice Management Function (NSMF), and Network Slice Subnet Management Function (NSSMF) standards.