Hierarchical management architecture for multi-access networks

Dzmitry Kliazovich, Tiia Sutinen, Heli Kokkoniemi-Tarkkanen, Jukka Mäkelä, Seppo Horsmanheimo

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    Future Internet will be highly heterogeneous supporting a multitude of access technologies with overlapping coverages. The automation and optimization of network operations like resource, mobility or QoS management in such a multi-access and multi-operator environment becomes a very challenging but vital task in order to ensure smooth network operation and user satisfaction. Cognitive network management is seen as the solution for this. However, any self* mechanism designed for small-scale networks and requiring an accurate view of the whole network status for decision-making will not be able to meet the future needs. In this paper, we propose a novel multi-access network management architecture targeted for large heterogeneous multi-access and multi-operator networks. The architecture introduces hierarchy to network management to ensure scalability. We also present results obtained from a case example of the proposed decision-making solution implemented to our cognitive network testbed
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings
    Subtitle of host publicationIEEE Global Telecommunications Conference, GLOBECOM 2011
    PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4244-9268-8
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-9266-4
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventIEEE Global Communications Conference, Globecom 2011 - Kathmandu, Nepal
    Duration: 5 Dec 20119 Dec 2011


    ConferenceIEEE Global Communications Conference, Globecom 2011
    Abbreviated titleGlobecom 2011


    • Network Expert System
    • cognitive network management
    • policy-based
    • handovers


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