Business KPI


SESAME Contributions


Target SME participation under the 5G-PPP initiative commensurate with an allocation of 20% of the total public funding


The consortium includes three high-tech SMEs (VOSYS, ATN and ORION), which contributes to the technical roadmap and objectives in SESAME and will be involved in the key technological component development and innovation aspects in the project from an early stage. The SMEs are well positioned to leverage the technological expertise to exploit them within the 5G market space either through the consortium or as individual entities. Furthermore, the depth of the industrial participation allows the SMEs to work closely with the large players to gain valuable expertise, and further, the contribution to open standards and open source communities provide the opportunity to the SMEs to have better exploitation plans and commercialization potential from the technologies developed from SESAME. The 4th SME, INC will be involved in the business modelling and market analysis aspects, which will give them visibility to collaborate with several CSPs to offer specific consulting services on the 5G virtualised small cells market. Overall, 16 % of the budget is committed to the SMEs and they contribute a total of 15 % of human resources in the project.


Performance KPI


SESAME Contributions


Reducing the average service creation time cycle from 90 hours to 90 minutes (as compared to the equivalent time cycle in 2010)


Clearly, SESAME’s management framework exposes the modules that are required for the service deployment by allowing the assembly and optimum coordination of NFV modules. The open architecture adopted by SESAME allows to scale up/down the services through multi-tenancy and gives the opportunity to network operators and CSPs to explore the optimum assembly of NFV modules in a way that can be exploited in reducing service creation time.


Secure, reliable and dependable Internet with a “zero perceived” downtime for services provision.


The SESAME architecture and functional components are designed to be adaptive via inherently implemented cognitive intelligence mechanisms that will ensure a reliable and dependable application and service deployment at the edge for the customers, sufficient isolation, and cloud-edge capabilities. These elements will facilitate features such as efficient content caching and, together with load balancing and other re-configurability options, they will allow provisioning services with “zero perceived” downtime.


Societal KPI


SESAME Contributions


Reduction of energy consumption per service up to 90%


By allowing CAPEX/OPEX cost reduction through multi-tenancy/multi-service capabilities instilled through CESC infrastructure sharing, SESAME actually provides a key societal contribution towards the reduction of CO2 from the ICT industry in line with the objectives of many EU member states. Improved energy consumption is also expected to arise from energy efficient Light DC, which is based on ARM processors and exploiting a non-x86 architecture. Further, by leveraging the mobile edge computing capabilities, the CESC management functionalities will leverage the virtual network functions to deploy mobile core network functionalities closer to the edges thus reducing the overhead on signalling which will be translated into energy savings. Further, the edge caching and other advanced service capabilities leveraged in SESAME will allow optimising the use of resources, which again will contribute to energy savings.


New economically-viable services of high societal value like U-HDTV and M2M applications


SESAME will greatly improve the capabilities of CSPs and service providers to add new revenue streams for innovative services that have higher societal value and better QoE delivered from closer to the user. Placing relevant applications closer to the edge and slicing the infrastructure to offer multi-tenancy capabilities will allow the users to be offered with economically-viable applications, leveraging on the OPEX gains and other service composition and OSS related savings.


Establishment and availability of 5G skills development curricula in partnership with EIT


SESAME partners are active members and contributors of the EIT (the KIC on ICT Labs, where the Madrid, London, Trento node partners have involvement in the project). This will allow the project to create knowledge transfer plans leveraging the EIT framework to develop both education and business related promotion of the SESAME concepts, and further to showcase SESAME prototypes and demonstrations in cooperation with the EIT to potential customers and stakeholders.