Mobile network architecture evolution toward 5G

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dc.contributor.author Rost, Peter
dc.contributor.author Banchs Roca, Albert
dc.contributor.author Berberana, Ignacio
dc.contributor.author Breitbach, Markus
dc.contributor.author Doll, Mark
dc.contributor.author Droste, Heinz
dc.contributor.author Mannweiler, Christian
dc.contributor.author Puente, Miguel A.
dc.contributor.author Samdanis, Konstantinos
dc.contributor.author Sayadi, Bessem
dc.date.accessioned 2019-04-01T10:50:25Z
dc.date.available 2019-04-01T10:50:25Z
dc.date.issued 2016-05-18
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation IEEE communications magazine, 54(5), pp. 84-91
dc.identifier.issn 0163-6804
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10016/28265
dc.description.abstract 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.
dc.description.sponsorship This work has been performed in the framework of the H2020-ICT-2014-2 project 5G NORMA.
dc.format.extent 8
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher IEEE
dc.rights © 2016 IEEE.
dc.subject.other Mobile communication
dc.subject.other Mobile computing
dc.subject.other 3GPP
dc.subject.other Cloud computing
dc.subject.other Computer architecture
dc.subject.other Long term evolution
dc.title Mobile network architecture evolution toward 5G
dc.type article
dc.subject.eciencia Telecomunicaciones
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1109/MCOM.2016.7470940
dc.rights.accessRights openAccess
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/H2020/671584/5G NORMA
dc.type.version acceptedVersion
dc.identifier.publicationfirstpage 84
dc.identifier.publicationissue 5
dc.identifier.publicationlastpage 91
dc.identifier.publicationtitle IEEE COMMUNICATIONS MAGAZINE
dc.identifier.publicationvolume 54
dc.identifier.uxxi AR/0000019682
dc.contributor.funder European Commission
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