Exploring OpenSlice Release 0

February 7, 2024

OpenSlice is an open source, service-based Operations Support System (OSS) prototype for delivering Network Slice as a Service (NSaaS) and more widely, Network as a Service (NaaS) following specifications from main Standards Development Organizations (SDOs), including ETSI, TM Forum, GSMA, and 3GPP.


Recently, ETSI Software Development Group OpenSlice (SDG OSL) announced the features of OpenSlice Release 0!


Complete Renaming of the Source Code Base


First off, there’s a massive transformation across the board – this is a complete renaming of the source code base! Everything from packages and classes to references has been rebranded to org.etsi.osl. This isn’t just a cosmetic change; it signifies a new era for OpenSlice, aligning it more closely with the standards set by ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute).


Smooth Installation from ETSI’s GitLab


The installation process has gotten a whole lot smoother and more transparent. Now, you can set up OpenSlice using only the resources from ETSI’s GitLab open repository. This means easier access, streamlined updates, and a more community-focused approach to software development.

The respective documentation can be found here.



Read the full post about OpenSlice Release 0 here.