SD-Core Upcoming Release
Currently SD-Core has high level focus of making AMF & SMF cloud native. Also adding some new features in the gNBSim to give more flexibility to user.
Documentation update : Update SD-Core document and Aether document to answer frequently asked questions.
Cloud Native Control Plane
NRF Keepalive : Each Network Function does periodic registration towards NRF. NRF removes the network function from the NRF database if keepalive missed for configured number of seconds.
Saving Subscriber States : Enable subscriber state storage in database. Upcoming release is planned to have support for AMF & SMF.
Multiple Instance of AMF : Support running multiple instances of AMF
Multiple Instance of SMF : Support running multiple instances of SMF
SCTPLB : SctpLb is new component to terminate SCTP connection from gNodeB.
UPF-Adapter : Upf-adapter is a new component used by multiple SMF instances to communicate with UPF
SMF supports - UE address allocation from UPF. This feature was already supported in 4G (SPGW). Now with new release, this feature will be part of 5G Core.
AMF API to de-register subscriber
gNBSim improvements to support
REST Interface to start profile
Custom profile to run arbitrary procedures for subscribers
Adding Custom Delay between execution of the subscribers profiles
GTPU Echo Request/Response Support in gNBSim
Making gNBSim configurable to send user defined slice Ids & DNN
Sending correct TAC information in the ULI IE