A Survey on Open-Source-Defined Wireless Networks: Framework, Key Technology, and Implementation [article]

Liqiang Zhao, Muhammad Muhammad Bala, Wu Gang, Pan Chengkang, Yuan Yannan, Tian Zhigang, Yu-Chee Tseng, Chen Xiang, Bin Shen, Chih-Lin I
2022 arXiv   pre-print
The realization of open-source-defined wireless networks in the telecommunication domain is accomplished through the fifth-generation network (5G). In contrast to its predecessors (3G and 4G), the 5G network can support a wide variety of heterogeneous use cases with challenging requirements from both the Internet and the Internet of Things (IoT). The future sixth-generation (6G) network will not only extend 5G capabilities but also innovate new functionalities to address emerging academic and
more » ... gineering challenges. The research community has identified these challenges could be overcome by open-source-defined wireless networks, which is based on open-source software and hardware. In this survey, we present an overview of different aspects of open-source-defined wireless networks, comprising motivation, frameworks, key technologies, and implementation. We start by introducing the motivation and explore several frameworks with classification into three different categories: black-box, grey-box, and white-box. We review research efforts related to open-source-defined Core Network (CN), Radio Access Network (RAN), Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC), the capabilities of security threats, open-source hardware, and various implementations, including testbeds. The last but most important in this survey, lessons learned, future research direction, open research issues, pitfalls, and limitations of existing surveys on open-source wireless networks are included to motivate and encourage future research.
arXiv:2209.01891v1 fatcat:khlvvzhyrzad5mxyqwgbzv6tim