POSENS: a practical open source solution for end-to-end network slicing

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dc.contributor.author García Avilés, Ginés
dc.contributor.author Gramaglia, Marco
dc.contributor.author Serrano Yáñez-Mingot, Pablo
dc.contributor.author Banchs Roca, Albert
dc.date.accessioned 2019-01-21T13:18:31Z
dc.date.available 2019-01-21T13:18:31Z
dc.date.issued 2018-11-06
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation IEEE wireless communications, 25(5), November 2018, pp. 30-37
dc.identifier.issn 1536-1284
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10016/27945
dc.description.abstract Network slicing represents a new paradigm to operate mobile networks. With network slicing, the underlying infrastructure is "sliced" into logically separate networks which can be customized to the specific needs of their tenant. Hand-on experiments on this technology are essential to understand its benefits and limits, and to validate the design and deployment choices. While some network slicing prototypes have been built for the radio access networks (RANs), leveraging on the wide availability of radio hardware and open source software, there is currently no open source suite for end-to-end network slicing available to the research community. In this paper we fill this gap by developing an end-to-end network slicing protocol stack, POSENS, which relies on a slice-aware shared RAN solution. We design the required algorithms and protocols, and provide a full implementation leveraging on state-of-the-art software components. We validate the effectiveness of POSENS in achieving tenant isolation and network slices customization, showing that no price in performance is paid to this end. We believe that our tool will prove very useful to researchers and practitioners working on this novel architectural paradigm.
dc.description.sponsorship This work has been performed in the framework of the H2020-ICT-2014-2 project 5G NORMA (Grant Agreement No. 671584) and within the 5G-MoNArch project, part of the Phase II of the 5th Generation Public Private Partnership (5G-PPP) program partially funded by the European Commission within the Horizon 2020 Framework Program.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher IEEE
dc.rights © 2018 IEEE
dc.subject.other Network slicing
dc.subject.other 5G mobile communication
dc.subject.other Wireless networks
dc.subject.other Protocols
dc.subject.other Complexity theory
dc.subject.other 3GPP
dc.title POSENS: a practical open source solution for end-to-end network slicing
dc.type article
dc.subject.eciencia Telecomunicaciones
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1109/MWC.2018.1800050
dc.rights.accessRights openAccess
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/H2020/671584
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/H2020/761445
dc.type.version acceptedVersion
dc.identifier.publicationfirstpage 30
dc.identifier.publicationissue 5
dc.identifier.publicationlastpage 37
dc.identifier.publicationtitle IEEE Wireless Communications
dc.identifier.publicationvolume 25
dc.identifier.uxxi AR/0000021519
dc.contributor.funder European Commission
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