Impact of network function virtualization: A study based on real-life mobile network data

Bilal Ahmad, Andras Vajda, Tarik Taleb

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Abstract

Mobile Operators are looking for new ways to cope with ever-increasing data traffic while improving the operational and capital efficiency of their networks. Cloud computing and network function virtualization (NFV) have emerged as key enablers to optimize resource utilization and at the same time reduce network operational expenditure (OPEX). In virtualized networks, network functions are delivered as software running on generic hardware allowing service providers to dynamically allocate resources based on traffic and service demands. In this paper, we analyze resource utilization using real-life data of two different mobile networks and evaluate the impact virtualization would have on these networks. Some conclusions are drawn based on the analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference, IWCMC 2016
PublisherIEEE
Pages541-546
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509003044
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 26 Sep 2016
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference - Paphos, Cyprus
Duration: 5 Sep 20169 Sep 2016
Conference number: 12

Conference

ConferenceInternational Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference
Abbreviated titleIWCMC
CountryCyprus
CityPaphos
Period05/09/201609/09/2016

Keywords

  • Cloud Computing
  • NFV
  • Real-Life Mobile Network Data
  • Resource utilization

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