Programmable and cloud-native RAN: Challenges, solutions, enabling technologies, and tools

Nikaein, Navid; Knopp, Raymond; Ksentini, Adlen
ICC 2017, IEEE International Conference on Communications
21 May 2017, Paris, France

Network programmability and cloudification are the two key enablers for building new generation mobile networks, where radio and core network resources are dynamically created, configured/programmed, and released to support the 5G vertical services. In this context, SDN, MEC, and NFV will play a key role towards programmable and cloud-native mobile networks to enable a true network-as-a-service delivery. This tutorial will shed light on the challenges, solutions and technologies focusing on open-source tools, allowing to build a flexible and programmable mobile network. Particularly, the tutorial will rely on concrete solutions, developed by the speakers using OpenAirInterface and Mosaic-5G platform, to demonstrate a realization of network slicing concept.

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