<!-- TITLE: The Unifier Gateway --> <!-- SUBTITLE: A quick summary of Unifier Gateway --> # The Unifier Gateway ## A pre-5G Mobile Edge private connectivity enabler b<>com *Unifier Gateway* is a SDN based private network framework enabling end to end broadband, IoT and WebRTC critical communications to be carried out in a full secure manner in small to medium size buildings or industrial sites. ![Ugw 4](/uploads/ugw-4.png "Ugw 4"){.align-center} ## Key features * Security: Unified SIM based WLAN/LTE authentication approach (EAP-AKA, EPS-AKA), patented and distributed SDN based firewalling solution, pre-5G slice based architecture ensuring isolation between services * Service continuity: Unified DHCP that enables seamless mobility between connected RAN for all services profiles * Onboarding and Provisioning: Zero touch installation and provisioning (Heat, Ansible playbooks) * Inexpensive: Compatible to Commercial Off-The-Shelf Wi-Fi Access Points and eNodeBs, Instanciation on standard IT infrastructure ## Specifications * SDN (Openflow v1.3, OpenDaylight controller) * Openstack Pike * Preloaded with Full LTE EPC (MME, S/P-GW, HSS), 3GPP Rel10 compliant * WLAN 802.1x protocols * EAP-AKA, EPS-AKA SIM based authentication mechanisms ## Deployment in Bristol Smart City Safety Testbed b<>com *Unifier Gateway* is deployed in Bristol Smart City Safety Testbed as a PNF (Physical Network Function), with a dedicated hardware to provide "5G-in-a-box" solution. ![5 Ginabox](/uploads/5-ginabox.png "5 Ginabox"){.align-center} b<>com *Unifier Gateway* has deployed according to the architecture detailed in the figure just below. ![Bristol](/uploads/bristol.png "Bristol"){.align-center} ## Deployment in IT-AV AUTOMOTIVE TESTBED b<>com *Unifier Gateway* is deployed in IT-AV AUTOMOTIVE TESTBED as a VNF (Virtual Network Function) hosted on a edge cloud operated by IT-Aveiro. It follows the architecture detailed in the figure just below. ![Itaveiro](/uploads/itaveiro.png "Itaveiro"){.align-center} ## Contact Michel Corriou, b<>com Research Institute To connect with b<>com, see https://b-com.com/en/institute/connect ## More details To find more details on b<>com and *Unifier Gateway*, see: https://b-com.com/en/bcom-wireless-edge-factory