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Demo: Closer to Cloud-RAN RAN as a Service


Nikaein, Navid; Knopp, Raymond; Gauthier, Lionel; Schiller, Eryk Jerzy; Braun, Torsten; Pichon, Dominique; Bonnet, Christian; Kaltenberger, Florian; Nussbaum, Dominique (2015). Demo: Closer to Cloud-RAN RAN as a Service. In: the 21st Annual International Conference, Paris, 7 October 2015 - 11 October 2015, 193-195.

Abstract

Commoditization and virtualization of wireless networks are changing the economics of mobile networks to help network providers (e.g., MNO, MVNO) move from proprietary and bespoke hardware and software platforms toward an open, cost-effective, and flexible cellular ecosystem. In addition, rich and innovative local services can be efficiently created through cloudification by leveraging the existing infrastructure. In this work, we present RANaaS, which is a cloudified radio access network delivered as a service. RANaaS provides the service life-cycle of an on-demand, elastic, and pay as you go 3GPP RAN instantiated on top of the cloud infrastructure. We demonstrate an example of real-time cloudified LTE network deployment using the OpenAirInterface LTE implementation and OpenStack running on commodity hardware as well as the flexibility and performance of the platform developed.

Abstract

Commoditization and virtualization of wireless networks are changing the economics of mobile networks to help network providers (e.g., MNO, MVNO) move from proprietary and bespoke hardware and software platforms toward an open, cost-effective, and flexible cellular ecosystem. In addition, rich and innovative local services can be efficiently created through cloudification by leveraging the existing infrastructure. In this work, we present RANaaS, which is a cloudified radio access network delivered as a service. RANaaS provides the service life-cycle of an on-demand, elastic, and pay as you go 3GPP RAN instantiated on top of the cloud infrastructure. We demonstrate an example of real-time cloudified LTE network deployment using the OpenAirInterface LTE implementation and OpenStack running on commodity hardware as well as the flexibility and performance of the platform developed.

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Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper), refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Informatics
Dewey Decimal Classification:000 Computer science, knowledge & systems
Language:English
Event End Date:11 October 2015
Deposited On:24 Sep 2019 12:24
Last Modified:03 Nov 2019 07:00
Publisher:ACM Press
ISBN:978-1-4503-3619-2
OA Status:Green
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1145/2789168.2789178
Other Identification Number:merlin-id:18078

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