EuWireless RAN Architecture and Slicing Framework for Virtual Testbeds

Jarno Pinola (Corresponding author), Ilkka Harjula, Adam Flizikowski, Maria Safianowska, Arslan Ahmad, Suvidha Mhatre

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Abstract

The most recent evolutionary steps in the development of mobile communication network architectures have introduced the concepts of virtualisation and slicing also into the Radio Access Network (RAN) part of the overall infrastructure. This trend has made RANs more flexible than ever before, facilitating resource sharing concepts which go far beyond the traditional infrastructure and RAN sharing schemes between commercial Mobile Network Operators (MNO). This paper introduces the EuWireless concept for a pan-European mobile network operator for research and presents its vision for RAN slicing and network resource sharing between the infrastructures of the EuWireless operator, commercial MNOs and research organisations around Europe. The EuWireless approach is to offer virtual large-scale testbeds, i.e., EuWireless experimentation slices, to European mobile network researchers by combining the experimental technologies from the local small-scale research testbeds with the commercial MNO resources such as licensed spectrum. The combined resources are configured and managed through the distributed EuWireless architecture based on inter-connected local installations, so-called Points of Presences (PoP).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTestbeds and Research Infrastructures for the Development of Networks and Communications - 14th EAI International Conference, TridentCom 2019, Proceedings
EditorsHonghao Gao, Kuang Li, Xiaoxian Yang, Yuyu Yin
PublisherSpringer
Pages131-149
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-43215-7
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-43214-0
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 5 Mar 2020
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event14th International Conference on Testbeds and Research Infrastructures for the Development of Networks and Communications - Changsha, China
Duration: 7 Dec 20198 Dec 2019

Publication series

SeriesLecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering
Volume309
ISSN1867-8211

Conference

Conference14th International Conference on Testbeds and Research Infrastructures for the Development of Networks and Communications
Abbreviated titleTridentCom 2019
CountryChina
CityChangsha
Period7/12/198/12/19

Keywords

  • virtual testbed
  • radio access network
  • network resource sharing
  • slicing
  • virtualisation

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    Pinola, J., Harjula, I., Flizikowski, A., Safianowska, M., Ahmad, A., & Mhatre, S. (2020). EuWireless RAN Architecture and Slicing Framework for Virtual Testbeds. In H. Gao, K. Li, X. Yang, & Y. Yin (Eds.), Testbeds and Research Infrastructures for the Development of Networks and Communications - 14th EAI International Conference, TridentCom 2019, Proceedings (pp. 131-149). Springer. Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, Vol.. 309 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-43215-7_10