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Mosaic5G: Agile and flexible service platforms for 5G research

Nikaein, Navid; Chang, Chia-Yu, Alexandris, Konstantinos

ACM Sigcomm Computer Communication Review, Volume 48, N°3, July 2018

Network slicing is one of the key enablers to provide the required flexibility and to realize the service-oriented vision toward fifth generation (5G) mobile networks. In that sense, virtualization, softwarization, and disaggregation are core concepts to accommodate the requirements of an end-to-end (E2E) service to be either isolated, shared, or customized. They lay the foundation for a multi-service and multi-tenant architecture, and are realized by applying the principles of software-defined networking (SDN), network function virtualization (NFV), and cloud computing to the mobile networks. Research on these principles requires agile and flexible platforms that offer a wide range of real-world experimentations over different domains to open up innovations in 5G. To this end, we present Mosaic5G, a community-led consortium for sharing platforms, providing a number of software components, namely FlexRAN, LL-MEC, JOX and Store, spanning application, management, control and user plane on top of OpenAirInterface (OAI) platform. Finally, we show several use cases of Mosaic5G corresponding to widely-mentioned 5G research directions.

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Title:Mosaic5G: Agile and flexible service platforms for 5G research
Keywords:5G, Network Slicing, Open-source platforms, Service-orientation
Department:Communication systems
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Bibtex: @article{EURECOM+5609, doi = {}, year = {2018}, month = {07}, title = {{M}osaic5{G}: {A}gile and flexible service platforms for 5{G} research}, author = {{N}ikaein, {N}avid and {C}hang, {C}hia-{Y}u, {A}lexandris, {K}onstantinos}, journal = {{ACM} {S}igcomm {C}omputer {C}ommunication {R}eview, {V}olume 48, {N}°3, {J}uly 2018 }, url = {} }
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