On the impact of network slicing on 5G radio access networks

Network slicing addresses the deployment of multiple logical networks as independent business operations on a common physical infrastructure. The paper explains how network slicing may impact several aspects of the 5G RAN design such as the protocol architecture, the design of network functions (NFs) and the management framework that needs to support both the management of the infrastructure and the slice operation.

Full abstract in IEEE Xplore, DOI: 10.1109/EuCNC.2016.7561023


Icaro Leonardo Da Silva, Gunnar Mildh; Ericsson Research, Alexandros Kaloxylos, Panagiotis Spapis; Huawei Technologies, Enrico Buracchini, Alessandro Trogolo; Telecom Italia Lab, Gerd Zimmermann, Nico Bayer; Deutsche Telekom

Presented in June 2016 at Networks and Communications (EuCNC), 2016 European Conference

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