The Fraunhofer M2M group is part of the Fraunhofer FOKUS competence center NGNI. We provide expertise and technologies for implementing innovative, seamless multimedia applications enabled by open Service Delivery Platforms (SDPs) on top of converging heterogeneous network technologies, such as fixed and mobile telecommunication networks, Next Generation Networks (NGNs), Next Generation Mobile Networks, and the Future Internet (FI).
Services offered by NGNI comprise technology coaching, component and solution prototype and proof of concept implementations as well as conformance testing for fixed and wireless NGN, SDP, and M2M technologies.
The technical foundation for our services provides the FOKUS NGN testbed, which integrates both FOKUS developments as well as partner products to reflect the state of the art. Some of our own developments received world wide attention such as the Open Source IMS Core that was launched in 2005/2006.
In summer 2007, NGNI opened the Open SOA Telco Playground, an open testbed for experiencing and validating the development, provisioning, execution, and management of converging Next Generation Network and Future Internet applications based on SOA (Service Oriented Architecture) principles.
In November 2009, we showed a first demonstration of OpenEPC, developed and supported by the Fraunhofer FOKUS competence center NGNI and Technische Universität Berlin - AV at the 5th FOKUS IMS Workshop in 2009. In April 2010, Release 1 of OpenEPC was launched with support for mobility management, roaming configuration,subscription management, and policy control.
In May 2010 we launched the FUSECO Playground - an Open Technology and Applications Testbed for Future Seamless Communication (FUSECO), integrating various state of the art wireless broadband networks into a 3GPP Evolved Packet Core (EPC) prototype platform, allowing the rapid validation of new networking paradigms, and prototyping of innovative Future Internet and Smart City applications.
Within the NGN2FI Evolution Lab, Fraunhofer FOKUS competence center NGNI are currently focusing on the following FI research fields:
-Horizontal and vertical federation
-Monitoring and Management