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Network Slicing to Enable Scalability and Flexibility in 5G Mobile Networks

Rost, Peter and Mannweiler, Christian and Michalopoulos, Diomidis and Sartori, Cinzia and Sciancalepore, Vincenzo and Sastry, Nishanth and Holland, Oliver and Tayade, Shreya and Han, Bin and Bega, Dario and Aziz, Danish and Bakker, Hajo (2017) Network Slicing to Enable Scalability and Flexibility in 5G Mobile Networks. [Journal Articles]

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Abstract

We argue for network slicing as an efficient solution that addresses the diverse requirements of 5G mobile networks, thus providing the necessary flexibility and scalability associated with future network implementations. We elaborate on the challenges that emerge when designing 5G networks based on network slicing. We focus on the architectural aspects associated with the coexistence of dedicated as well as shared slices in the network. In particular, we analyze the realization options of a flexible radio access network with focus on network slicing and their impact on the design of 5G mobile networks. In addition to the technical study, this article provides an investigation of the revenue potential of network slicing, where the applications that originate from this concept and the profit capabilities from the network operator’s perspective are put forward.

Item Type: Journal Articles
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Depositing User: Dario Bega
Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2017 12:42
Last Modified: 05 Jul 2017 12:42
URI: http://eprints.networks.imdea.org/id/eprint/1631

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