Open5GLab at EURECOM is one of 3 experimental 5G sites in France in the context of the 5G-EVE ICT-17 project. Construction began in July 2018 and 5G experimentation is now available. The site is interconnected with similar sites in Europe in the 5G-EVE network. It is also one of the test sites for the OPNFV VCO 3.0 (Virtual Central Office) project and as such is interconnected with sites in North Carolina, USA and Montreal, Canada.
The Open5GLab site provides the means to on-board new network functions to a running 5G infrastructure and test them in both a controlled laboratory setting and in a deployed live network. Experimenters can either make use of existing network functions and basic applications or choose to on-board their own software to test with Open5GLabs infrastructure.