Demo: Plug & play network application chaining for multi-service programmability in 5G RAN

Nikaein, Navid; Chang, Chia-Yu; Schmidt, Robert; Shariat, Shahab; Alexandris, Konstantinos; Vasilakos, Xenofon
MOBISYS 2018, 16th ACM International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications, and Services, June 10-15, 2018, Munich, Germany

RAN slicing is one of the key enabler to enable virtualization of a BS and its delivery as a service with dierent levels of network isolation and sharing so as to accommodate the
needs of mobile network operators and verticals. In this demonstration, we show a prototype of a RAN slicing runtime system to enable flexible slice customization on the
top of a disaggregated RAN infrastructure [1] with different levels of isolation and sharing in terms of resources and network functions, while retaining the quality of service (QoS)
for dierent slice instances. Furthermore, a novel plug & play network application chaining framework empowered by a network software development kit (SDK) is demonstrated to show how the multi-service programmability on per-slice basis can be achieved. Our demonstration is based on the OpenAirInterface [3], Mosaic-5G FlexRAN [4] and LL-MEC [2] platforms. Finally, we highlight how the the proposed approach can be extended to an end-to-end network slicing scenario.

DOI
Type:
Poster / Demo
City:
Munich
Date:
2018-06-09
Department:
Communication systems
Eurecom Ref:
5572
Copyright:
© ACM, 2018. 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 MOBISYS 2018, 16th ACM International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications, and Services, June 10-15, 2018, Munich, Germany http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/3210240.3211116

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