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Network Slices toward 5G Communications: Slicing the LTE Network


Katsalis, Kostas; Nikaein, Navid; Schiller, Eryk; Ksentini, Adlen; Braun, Torsten (2017). Network Slices toward 5G Communications: Slicing the LTE Network. IEEE Communications Magazine, 55(8):146-154.

Abstract

The upcoming 5G ecosystem is envisioned to build business-driven network slices to accommodate the different needs of divergent service types, applications, and services in support of vertical industries. In this article, we describe the network slicing concept by unveiling a novel network slicing architecture for integrated 5G communications. Further, we demonstrate its realization for the case of evolved LTE using state-of-the-art technologies. Finally, we elaborate on the LTE-specific requirements toward 5G, and point out existing challenges and open issues.

Abstract

The upcoming 5G ecosystem is envisioned to build business-driven network slices to accommodate the different needs of divergent service types, applications, and services in support of vertical industries. In this article, we describe the network slicing concept by unveiling a novel network slicing architecture for integrated 5G communications. Further, we demonstrate its realization for the case of evolved LTE using state-of-the-art technologies. Finally, we elaborate on the LTE-specific requirements toward 5G, and point out existing challenges and open issues.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Informatics
Dewey Decimal Classification:000 Computer science, knowledge & systems
Scopus Subject Areas:Physical Sciences > Computer Science Applications
Physical Sciences > Computer Networks and Communications
Physical Sciences > Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Language:English
Date:9 August 2017
Deposited On:04 Oct 2019 10:13
Last Modified:06 Jul 2021 18:27
Publisher:Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
ISSN:0163-6804
Additional Information:© 2019 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other uses, in any current or future media, including reprinting/republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works, for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted component of this work in other works.
OA Status:Green
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1109/MCOM.2017.1600936
Other Identification Number:merlin-id:18074

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