Network Sharing, Network Slicing, NVF, SDN, Edge computing, and Caching

Speaker:  Shahid Mumtaz – AVEIRO, Portugal
Topic(s):  Networks and Communications


The ever-increasing traffic demand is pushing network operators to find new cost-efficient solutions towards the deployment of future 5G mobile networks. The network sharing paradigm was explored in the past and partially deployed. Nowadays, advanced mobile network multi-tenancy approaches are increasingly gaining momentum paving the way towards further decreasing Capital Expenditures and Operational Expenditures (CAPEX/OPEX) costs, while enabling new business opportunities. In this presentation, we explain the 3GPP standard evolution from network sharing principles, mechanisms, and architectures to future on-demand multi-tenant systems. In particular, it introduces the concept of the 5G Network Slice, which enables mobile virtual network operators, over-the-top providers and industry vertical market players to request and lease resources from infrastructure providers dynamically via signaling means. Finally, we review the latest standardization efforts considering remaining open issues for enabling advanced network slicing solutions taking into account the allocation of virtualized network functions based on ETSI NFV/SDN/Edge computing/ Caching, the introduction of shared network functions and flexible service chaining.

About this Lecture

Number of Slides:  120
Duration:  180 minutes
Languages Available:  English
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