Since 5G is today’s future network, it only makes sense to focus Pronto’s efforts on a 5G aligned solution.
To this end, ONF’s Aether 5G Edge Cloud Platform will be used as the foundational platform for the Pronto project. Aether provides deep P4 programmability throughout the network in a solution that delivers an end-to-end 5G solution with edge cloud capabilities.
Aether is also open source, making it an ideal platform to help foster research.
Aether is an open source platform enabling mobile connectivity with connected edge cloud all managed from the public cloud. Aether can support multi-site footprints as an elastic and scalable cloud service, simplifying deployment. Management is centralized in the cloud providing enterprise-wide visibility and a centralized dashboard for management and operation of the infrastructure.