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Mobile network architecture evolution toward 5G

Rost, Peter and Banchs, Albert and Berberana, Ignacio and Breitbach, Marcus and Doll, Mark and Droste, Heinz and Mannweiler, Christian and Puente, Miguel A. and Samdanis, Konstantinos and Sayadi, Bessem (2016) Mobile network architecture evolution toward 5G. [Magazine Articles]

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As a chain is as strong as its weakest element, so are the efficiency, flexibility, and robustness of a mobile network, which relies on a range of different functional elements and mechanisms. Indeed, the mobile network architecture needs particular attention when discussing the evolution of 3GPP EPS because it is the architecture that integrates the many different future technologies into one mobile network. This article discusses 3GPP EPS mobile network evolution as a whole, analyzing specific architecture properties that are critical in future 3GPP EPS releases. In particular, this article discusses the evolution toward a "network of functions," network slicing, and software-defined mobile network control, management, and orchestration. Furthermore, the roadmap for the future evolution of 3GPP EPS and its technology components is detailed and relevant standards defining organizations are listed.

Item Type: Magazine Articles
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mobile communication, Mobile computing, 3GPP, Cloud computing, Computer architecture, Long Term Evolution.
Depositing User: Rebeca De Miguel
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2016 12:24
Last Modified: 16 Jun 2017 12:02

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