ALLIANCE Project: Architecting a Knowledge-Defined 5G-Enabled Network Infrastructure

D. Careglio, S. Spadaro, A. Cabellos, J.A. Lazaro, J. Perello, P. Barlet, J.M. Gene, J. Paillisse
2018 2018 20th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON)  
Leaving the current 4th generation of mobile communications behind, 5G will represent a disruptive paradigm shift integrating access networks, ultra-high capacity access/metro/core optical networks and intra-datacentre network and computational resources into a single converged 5G network infrastructure. Thanks to an extensive deployment of network virtualization techniques leveraged by Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) technologies, such a 5G network
more » ... frastructure will have to be capable of inter-connecting anything anywhere and over a set of network services truly meeting their diverse communication requirements. In this paper, we overview the ALLIANCE project research activities. ALLIANCE ambitiously aims at architecting a converged 5G-enabled network infrastructure investigating several networking solutions such as SDN/NFV, OpenOverlayRouter (OOR) and the clean-slate Recursive Inter-Network Architecture (RINA) covering access, metro, core and datacentre segments. ALLIANCE relies on a Knowledge-Defined Networking (KDN) orchestrator which take advantage of state-of-the-art machine learning techniques to deploy, operate, monitor and troubleshoot networks automatically.
doi:10.1109/icton.2018.8473626 fatcat:br7iuvkrn5hgxcpfzdekyc7rii