A Novel Radio Multiservice Adaptive Network Architecture for 5G Networks

Albert Banchs, Markus Breitbach, Xavier Costa, Uwe Doetsch, Simone Redana, Cinzia Sartori, Hans Schotten
2015 2015 IEEE 81st Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC Spring)  
This paper proposes a conceptually novel, adaptive and future-proof 5G mobile network architecture. The proposed architecture enables unprecedented levels of network customisability, ensuring stringent performance, security, cost and energy requirements to be met; as well as providing an API-driven architectural openness, fuelling economic growth through over-thetop innovation. Not following the 'one system fits all services' paradigm of current architectures, the architecture allows for
more » ... g the mechanisms executed for a given service to the specific service requirements, resulting in a novel service-and context-dependent adaptation of network functions paradigm. The technical approach is based on the innovative concept of adaptive (de)composition and allocation of mobile network functions, which flexibly decomposes the mobile network functions and places the resulting functions in the most appropriate location. By doing so, access and core functions no longer (necessarily) reside in different locations, which is exploited to jointly optimize their operation when possible. The adaptability of the architecture is further strengthened by the innovative softwaredefined mobile network control and mobile multi-tenancy concepts.
doi:10.1109/vtcspring.2015.7145636 dblp:conf/vtc/BanchsBCDRSS15 fatcat:hrc6f4hxvjdhxb5ohxj2jf262q