MEC Support for Network Slicing: Status and Limitations from a Standardization Viewpoint

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Show simple item record Cominardi, Luca Deiss, Thomas Filippou, Miltiadis Sciancalepore, Vincenzo Giust, Fabio Sabella, Dario 2020-09-25T11:07:15Z 2020-09-25T11:07:15Z 2020-07-13
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Cominardi, L., Deiss, T., Filippou, M., Sciancalepore, V., Giust, F. y Sabella, D.(2020). MEC Support for Network Slicing: Status and Limitations from a Standardization Viewpoint. IEEE Communications Standards Magazine, 4( 2), Pp. 22 - 30
dc.identifier.issn 2471-2825
dc.description.abstract Edge computing and network slicing might be considered as main pillars of the upcoming 5G systems as they inject flexibility in the network management operations. While one prominent architectural framework for edge computing has been recently defined by the ETSI standard organization, namely Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC), network slicing has reached its momentum by fostering interest in different standardization bodies and fora. To better understand how such distinct network slicing definitions impact on the standardized MEC framework, ETSI has recently published a study on the matter. In this paper, we first overview with a comprehensive analysis the different network slicing concepts and their relationship. Then, we elaborate on the ETSI study to provide an integrated view of network slicing technology within the context of MEC. Finally, we report on the open challenges in the ETSI study and we propose two solutions to evolve the current MEC framework towards end-to-end multi-slice support and efficient multi-tenant inter-slice communication in 5G deployments.
dc.description.sponsorship This work has been partially funded by the EU H2020 projects 5G-CARMEN (grant no. 825012), 5Genesis (grant no. 815178) and the H2020 collaborative EU/TW research project 5G-DIVE (grant no. 859881).
dc.format.extent 9
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher IEEE
dc.rights © 2020 IEEE.
dc.subject.other Edge computing
dc.subject.other Virtualization
dc.subject.other Network slicing
dc.subject.other Orchestration
dc.subject.other MEC
dc.subject.other NFV
dc.subject.other 3GPP
dc.title MEC Support for Network Slicing: Status and Limitations from a Standardization Viewpoint
dc.type article
dc.subject.eciencia Telecomunicaciones
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dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/H2020/825012
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/H2020/859881
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/H2020/815178
dc.type.version acceptedVersion
dc.identifier.publicationfirstpage 22
dc.identifier.publicationissue 2
dc.identifier.publicationlastpage 30
dc.identifier.publicationtitle IEEE Communications Standards Magazine
dc.identifier.publicationvolume 4
dc.identifier.uxxi AR/0000026039
dc.contributor.funder European Commission
dc.affiliation.dpto UC3M. Departamento de Ingeniería Telemática
dc.affiliation.grupoinv UC3M. Grupo de Investigación: Network Technologies
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