Graduate School and Research Center in Digital Sciences

Demo - Closer to cloud-RAN: RAN as a service

Nikaein, Navid; Knopp, Raymond; Gauthier, Lionel; Schiller, Eryk; Braun, Torsten; Pichon, Dominique; Bonnet, Christian; Kaltenberger, Florian; Nussbaum, Dominique

MOBICOM 2015, 21st Annual International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking (SIGMOBILE 2015 Demos), September 7-11, 2015, Paris, France

Commoditization and virtualization of wireless networks are changing the economics of mobile networks to help network providers (e.g., MNO, MVNO) move from proprietary and bespoke hardware and software platforms toward an open, cost-effective, and flexible cellular ecosystem. In addition, rich and innovative local services can be efficiently created through cloudification by leveraging the existing infrastructure. In this work, we present RANaaS, which is a cloudified radio access network delivered as a service. RANaaS provides the service life-cycle of an on-demand, elastic, and pay as you go 3GPP RAN instantiated on top of the cloud infrastructure. We demonstrate an example of real-time cloudified LTE network deployment using the OpenAirInterface LTE implementation and OpenStack running on commodity hardware as well as the flexibility and performance of the platform developed.

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Title:Demo - Closer to cloud-RAN: RAN as a service
Keywords:OpenAirInterface, LTE/LTE-A, Cloud Computing, Cloud-RAN, Virtualization, RANaaS
Type:Conference
Language:English
City:Paris
Country:FRANCE
Date:
Department:Communication systems
Eurecom ref:4632
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Bibtex: @inproceedings{EURECOM+4632, doi = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2789168.2789178}, year = {2015}, title = {{D}emo - {C}loser to cloud-{RAN}: {RAN} as a service}, author = {{N}ikaein, {N}avid and {K}nopp, {R}aymond and {G}authier, {L}ionel and {S}chiller, {E}ryk and {B}raun, {T}orsten and {P}ichon, {D}ominique and {B}onnet, {C}hristian and {K}altenberger, {F}lorian and {N}ussbaum, {D}ominique}, booktitle = {{MOBICOM} 2015, 21st {A}nnual {I}nternational {C}onference on {M}obile {C}omputing and {N}etworking ({SIGMOBILE} 2015 {D}emos), {S}eptember 7-11, 2015, {P}aris, {F}rance}, address = {{P}aris, {FRANCE}}, month = {09}, url = {http://www.eurecom.fr/publication/4632} }
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