Load Balancing in Software Defined Mobile Networks

Ijaz Ahmad, Suneth Namal Karunarathna, Mika Ylianttila, Andrei Gurtov

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In this chapter, platforms and technologies for load balancing in software defined mobile networks are discussed. Starting from the load balancing technologies in legacy wireless networks, the main challenges existing in current load balancing technologies are elaborated. The need of novel load balancing technologies is presented followed by the proposed approaches and available platforms for load balancing in software defined mobile networks. The chapter is concluded with future directions and research challenges in load balancing technologies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSoftware Defined Mobile Networks (SDMN)
Subtitle of host publicationConcepts and Challenges
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-118-90025-3
ISBN (Print)978-1-118-90028-4
Publication statusPublished - 19 Jun 2015
MoE publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book


  • Load balancing
  • Mobile networks
  • Mobility
  • Mobility load balancing
  • OpenFlow
  • OpenFlow controller
  • Server
  • Software defined networks


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