The following page describes the major use cases and key requirements targeted to the ONAP R9 Istanbul Release.

Use the R9 Use Case Template to create your Use Case wiki: R9 Use Case

Architecture Use Case Portal Page:

Use Case Realization Call: Use Case Realization Meeting Register MoM


R7 Guilin Release Use Case PortalGuilin (R7) - Use Cases (and Requirements in Use Cases)
R8 Honolulu Release Use Case PortalUse Cases: R8 Honolulu Use Cases & Requirements
Use Case Realization R6 Portal PageRelease 6 (Frankfurt) proposed use cases and functional requirements
2021 Use Case Realization Page
Use Case Realization Meeting Register MoM


5G SON Use CaseSON (Self-Organizing Networks) functionality is an essential part of existing 4G mobility networks, and will be even more critical for 5G. SON enables automation to improve network performance and efficiency, improve user experience, and reduce operational expenses and complexity. The objective of the OOF-SON (new name for OOF-PCI) use case is to develop an ONAP-based SON platform using the ONAP Optimization Framework (OOF). We have taken a phased approach since SON is complex, and SON for 5G is still evolving. We started with the Physical Cell Identity (PCI) optimization SON use case in Casablanca, then added some centralized Automated Neighbor Relations (ANR) aspects in Dublin. In Frankfurt, we addressed some enhancements such as basic CM-notify handling (as preparation for O-RAN alignment), adaptive SON, etc. In Guilin, we introduced use of AI/ML by onboarding an offline-trained ML-model to ONAP which will provide additional inputs to PCI optimization based on historical PM data, and stabilized the functionality in Honolulu. In Istanbul, we will align FM messages with relevant standards, move to new 3GPP NRM-based yang models and leverage CPS for RAN configuration.R9 5G SON use case
End to End Network Slicing5G Network Slicing is one of the key features of 5G. The essence of Network Slicing is in sharing network resources (PNFs, VNFs, CNFs) while satisfying widely varying and sometimes seemingly contradictory requirements to different customers in an optimal manner. Same network is expected to provide different Quality of Experience to different consumers, use case categories and industry verticals including factory automation, connected home, autonomous vehicles, smart cities, remote healthcare, in-stadium experience and rural broadband. An End-to-End Network Slice consists of RAN, Transport and Core network slice sub-nets. This Use Case intends to demonstrate the modeling, orchestration and assurance of a simple network slice (e.g. eMBB). While 3GPP standards are evolving and 5G RAN and core are being realized, this Use Case will start with realizing an E2E Network Slice with a simple example of a 5G RAN, Core and Transport Network Slice sub-nets. It will also align with relevant standard bodies (e.g., 3GPP, ETSI, TM Forum) as well as other open initiatives such as O-RAN where relevant, both interfaces as well as the functional aspects.R9 E2E Network Slicing use case

Smart Operator Intent Translation in UUI based on IBN - R8 5G Slicing Support

A lightweight and high-cohesion Nature Language Processing (NLP) function is proposed to add in the UUI project, in order to translate the network operation engineers’ text/voice intents to the suitable slicing parameters quickly and decrease the manual configurations.
Support for Vertical Industry

Support for Vertical Industry. Intent framework is a system that helps to implement and operate networks that can improve network availability and agility. It takes a high-level business goal (intent) as input, converts it to the necessary network configurations and applies the network changes via network automation and/or network orchestration. Continuously monitoring the status of the network under control, the system validates in real time that the intent is being met, and can take corrective actions when desired intent is not met.

Intent Based Networking

Support for Intent Framework and Intent Modeling. (add description)

Smart Intent Guarantee based on IBN - R9 Intent Instance
Intent Based Networking with CCVPNIBN with CCVPNR9 CCVPN Support for Intent-Based Networking
A1 Policy Function Extensions (ONAP/3GPP & O-RAN Alignment)

This feature requirement enhances A1 Policy Management for the O-RAN A1 interface capabilities provided in Rel 6, 7 & 8. Work will continue by extending & evolving support for using A1 Policies to manage 5G RAN elements by providing intent based policies for optimization of the RAN network performance. Planned enhancements for Rel 9 include support of new A1 interface versions to align with new versions & improvements to O-RAN alliance specifications.

R9 A1 Policy Function Extensions

Open Programmable Secure 5G (R10)?

5G Testbed for Government projects. DARPA Lab (DoD) → Navy R&D using Open Source Components. The initial deployment using a commercial RAN product then evolve into an ORAN. E/+Nok.

Magma is an open source Core (from Facebook) - orchestration of Magma via ONAP.

Magma (1) orchestrator/controller (2) Core (Access Gateway) EPC runs on Edge Nodes

Edge Apps -

Multiple Orchestrators. ONAP will orchestrate the Magma orchestrator + gateways.

Magma architecture diagram


Certificate Management Protocol v2

The Certificate Management Protocol (CMP) is an Internet protocol used for obtaining X.509 digital certificates in a public key infrastructure (PKI). It is described in RFC 4210 and is one of two protocols so far to use the Certificate Request Message Format (CRMF), described in RFC 4211, with the other protocol being Certificate Management over CMS (CMC), described in RFC 5273. An obsolete version of CMP is described in RFC 2510, the respective CRMF version in RFC 2511. CMP messages are encoded in ASN.1, using the DER method and usually transported over HTTP. CMP (Certificate Management Protocol) Server & Client (completed in R6). R9 Certificate Management Update.

R9 CMP v2
ETSI AlignmentETSI Alignment Use Case to support CNF orchestration. Driven from the ETSI SOL 00x series of standards.R9 ETSI-Alignment Use Case
Bulk PM/ PM Data ControlBulk PM / PM Data Control Improvements
PM data collection control provides 5G network operators with a dynamic and more efficient way to configure performance measurement collection on a selected subset of  PNFs/VNFs in the network and complements the existing PM data collection and processing capabilities in ONAP/DCAE. An initial version has been delivered in Rel 6 (REQ-129) then enhanced in Rel 7 (REQ-381). Planned enhancements for Rel 8 intend to improve the (PMSH) subscription management about subscription update.

Scheduling Optimization

(On Hold)

ONE area in Change Management focusing on schedule optimization. Schedule optimization - automatically discover change schedule based on service constraints & operational constraints. Ajay Mahimkar

(On Hold)

Scheduling Optimization for R9 Use Case


DescriptionFile or Wiki Link


The following are Links to Overviews, Demos and Summary Slides for each of the major use cases:

See the Major Use Cases page for the Overview table:

ONAP Major Use Cases


The following table has useful links:

Use Case Way of WorkingONAP Use Case / Requirements Teams Process Way of Working (WoW)
Architecture Way of WorkingONAP Architecture Team Process - Old
Modeling Way of WorkingProposed ONAP Release Process Updates for Information and Data Modeling
R8 Requirements Proposal PageHonolulu release - functional requirements proposed list
R9 Requirements Proposal PageIstanbul release - functional requirements proposed list
Business Driver TemplateBusiness Driver Template for Use Cases
Use Case Template (R8 Use Case Template)

R8 Use Case

R8 MODELING Planning PageONAP R8 Modeling High Level Requirements
R9 MODELING Planning PageONAP R9 Modeling High Level Requirements
MODELING Generic Information Element TemplateGeneric Information Element Template
MODELING Current Activity StatusModeling Current Activity Status
ARCHITECTURE Review TemplateR7 Guilin Architecture Review (template) - functional requirements
ARCHITECTURE Review ProcessProject Architectural Review Requirements and Process (Draft)
ONAP Project & Component LifecycleONAP Project and Component Lifecycle
Release Planning R8Release Planning: Honolulu
Release Planning R9Release Planning: Istanbul

REQ-1 - ONAP Requirement Template To Do

R7 Release Tracking Page Jira DashboardGuilin Release Requirements
R8 Release Tracking Page Jira Dashboard -
Project Status in Honolulu Release
R8 Jira DashboardHonolulu Release Requirements
R7 Use Case Realization MOMR7 Use Case Realization Meetings MoM
R6 Use Case Realization MOMRelease 6 (Frankfurt) proposed use cases and functional requirements
2021 Use Case Realization MeetingsUse Case Realization Meeting Register MoM
ONAP Calendar

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