Service based virtual RAN architecture for next generation cellular systems

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dc.contributor.author Zeydan, Engin
dc.contributor.author Mangues-Bafalluy, Josep
dc.contributor.author Baranda, Jorge
dc.contributor.author Requena, Manuel
dc.contributor.author Turk, Yekta
dc.date.accessioned 2022-02-10T13:06:43Z
dc.date.available 2022-02-10T13:06:43Z
dc.date.issued 2022-01-20
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Zeydan, E., Mangues-Bafalluy, J., Baranda, J., Requena, M. & Turk, Y. (2022). Service Based Virtual RAN Architecture for Next Generation Cellular Systems. IEEE Access, 10, 9455–9470.
dc.identifier.issn 2169-3536
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10016/34097
dc.description.abstract Service based architecture (SBA) is a paradigm shift from Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) to microservices, combining their principles. Network virtualization enables the application of SBA in cellular systems. To better guide the software design of this virtualized cellular system with SBA, this paper presents a software perspective and a positional approach to using fundamental development principles for adapting SBA in virtualized Radio Access Networks (vRANs). First, we present the motivation for using an SBA in cellular radio systems. Then, we explore the critical requirements, key principles, and components for the software to provide radio services in SBA. We also explore the potential of applying SBA-based Radio Access Network (RAN) by comparing the functional split requirements of 5G RAN with existing open-source software and accelerated hardware implementations of service bus, and discuss the limitations of SBA. Finally, we present some discussions, future directions, and a roadmap of applying such a high-level design perspective of SBA to next-generation RAN infrastructure.
dc.description.sponsorship This work was supported in part by the European Union (EU) H2020 5GROWTH Project under Grant 856709, in part by the Generalitat de Catalunya under Grant 2017 SGR 1195, and in part by the National Program on Equipment and Scientific and Technical Infrastructure under the European Regional Development Fund (FEDER) under Grant EQC2018-005257-P.
dc.format.extent 16
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher IEEE
dc.rights © The authors, 2021. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
dc.rights Atribución 3.0 España
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/es/
dc.subject.other Service-based architecture
dc.subject.other Network interfaces
dc.subject.other Radio access networks
dc.subject.other Software
dc.title Service based virtual RAN architecture for next generation cellular systems
dc.type article
dc.subject.eciencia Telecomunicaciones
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2022.3144534
dc.rights.accessRights openAccess
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/856709
dc.type.version publishedVersion
dc.identifier.publicationfirstpage 9455
dc.identifier.publicationlastpage 9470
dc.identifier.publicationtitle IEEE Access
dc.identifier.publicationvolume 10
dc.contributor.funder European Commission
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