Service-oriented intelligent and extensible RAN

Schmidt, Robert; Nikaein, Navid
MOBICOM 2020, 26th Annual International Conference on
Mobile Computing and Networking, 21-25 September, London, United Kingdom

Network slicing is considered to be the enabler for a coexistence of a multitude of services on a multi-tenant 5G infrastructure. It is supported through software-defined radio access networking (SD-RAN), bringing programmability to the network in order to enhance performance according to the needs of slice owners. However, SD-RAN so far remained limited to a mere reconfiguration of the base station. In this work, we demonstrate a prototype of a service-oriented RAN on top of the OpenAirInterface and Mosaic5G
platforms that brings programmability and extensibility to the RAN with a range of network applications for the purpose of intelligent slicing. We implemented a slice control and management framework, and plug a traffic analysis application that significantly improves the performance of slice users. We observe an improvement of 30 % in application round-trip time with negligible variability for the considered traffic. Further, we demonstrate how to extend control plane functionality from a network store to
improve slice performance.

DOI
Type:
Poster / Demo
City:
London
Date:
2020-09-20
Department:
Systèmes de Communication
Eurecom Ref:
6323
Copyright:
© ACM, 2020. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here by permission of ACM for your personal use. Not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in MOBICOM 2020, 26th Annual International Conference on
Mobile Computing and Networking, 21-25 September, London, United Kingdom https://doi.org/10.1145/3372224.3417321

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