This use case explores the need to constrain both the location of network services for localized access as well as the timing of these services. The justification for the network is an 'event' which occurs in a particular place for a limited duration. What is more, the event offers different services which have different requirements, as there is more infrastructure involved than just the telecommunications network.
For this use case, we consider a fairground that includes an indoor and outdoor amphitheater. The events offered at this complex can include multimedia performances, with different events occurring at the same time at the two venues.
The Proxima Performing Arts Complex offers network infrastructure that can be used to host events. One network covers the entire facility, including the entry road (in case there is heavy traffic), the parking lot, registration pavilion and the two amphitheaters. The amphitheaters can be configured to allow specific network services in the immediate locality. The use for this specific spatial configuration will be illustrated in the use case below. Another resource provided by the Proxima Performing Arts Complex is a data center (with easy extensibility for customer equipment.) This allows the deployment of a Service Hosting Environment on the premises to enable low latency communication if needed by the performance technology.
This use case assumes interaction with the event organizers - to arrange specific space and time constraints, as well as procedures for allowing UEs of registered (paying) guests to gain access to the network. This could occur for example in the Pavillion - as one purchases a ticket, one is assisted with registration on the Proxima Performing Arts Complex network. Some specific equipment for spectators of the multimedia events is also supplied by the Arts Complex for use during the event.
Arnold parks his car and enters the Pavillion. As he pays for admission, he is able to configure his UE to gain access to the whole Proxima Performing Arts Complex. Arnold is issued a multimedia headset.
Arnold attends the Outdoor Amphitheater for a musical and dance performance. The audience can experience the dancers' performance as if each were in the front row. The realistic experience is only possible through the ultra-low latency communication between the audience members' devices and the servers in the Service Hosting Environment in Amphitheater 1.
At the same time, the indoor amphitheater provides a virtual pageant, where all the guests appear to be in costume (through augmented reality), roaming in a fanciful virtual architecture. There are separate smaller 'stages' in this amphitheater - depending on where the audience walks, they hear the performance of the musician they approach close enough to.
These two programs are extremely network intensive, with a sophisticated data center backstage. They operate simultaneously.
Later, performers are split between both stages and combined into a single concert for each amphitheater. This particular performance requires a single network to extend over both Amphitheaters with significant resources.
As Arnold leaves the event, he can continue to listen to the extended encore from his UE, as he returns to his car and exits the parking lot.
For Arnold, the event provided a set of unique localized experiences, lasting for as long as the performance. For the performers, the network enabled them access to all the resources they needed (especially important in the later event, where the musicians performed on different stages in different buildings). The network reconfigured localized services according to the schedule.
The 5G System shall support a mechanism to enable configuration of a network that provides access to localized services such that the services can be limited in terms of their spatial extent (in terms of a particular topology, for example a single cell), as specified by a third party.
The 5G System shall support a mechanism to enable configuration of a network that provides access to localized services such that the services can be limited in terms of the resources or capacity available, to correspond to requirements that apply only to the locality of service delivery, as specified by a third party.
The 5G System shall support a mechanism to enable configuration of a network that provides access to localized services such that the services can be limited in terms of timing, as specified by a third party. This timing shall be flexible, so that a change in service provision can be decided at any time (e.g. to cancel or prolong local services in the locality of service delivery.)
The 5G System shall support a Service Hosting Environment in a network that provides access to localized services.