Network Slicing Management Technique for Local 5G Micro-Operator Deployments

Idris Badmus, Jaspreet Walia, Marja Matinmikko-Blue

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Abstract

Local 5G networks are expected to emerge to serve different vertical sectors' specific requirements. These networks can be deployed by traditional mobile network operators or entrant local operators. With a large number of verticals with different service requirements, while considering the network deployment cost in a single local area, it will not be economically feasible to deploy separate networks for each vertical. Thus, locally deployed 5G networks (aka micro operator networks) that can serve multiple verticals with multiple tenants in a location have gained increasing attention. Network slicing will enable a 5G micro-operator network to efficiently serve the multiple verticals and their tenants with different network requirements. This paper addresses how network slicing management functions can be used to implement, orchestrate and manage network slicing in different deployments of a local 5G micro-operator including the serving of closed, open and mixed customer groups. The paper proposes a descriptive technique by which different network slicing management functionalities defined by 3GPP can be used in coordination to create, orchestrate and manage network slicing for different deployment scenarios of a micro- operator. This is based on the network slice instance configuration type that can exist for each scenario. A network slice formation sequence is developed for the closed micro operator network to illustrate the tasks of the management functions. The results indicate that network slicing management plays a key role in designing local 5G networks that can serve different customer groups in the verticals.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 16th International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems (ISWCS) 27-30 August 2019 Oulu, Finland
PublisherIEEE
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781728125275
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems - Oulu, Finland
Duration: 27 Aug 201930 Aug 2019
Conference number: 16

Publication series

NameInternational Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems
ISSN (Print)2154-0217
ISSN (Electronic)2154-0225

Conference

ConferenceInternational Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems
Abbreviated titleISWCS
CountryFinland
CityOulu
Period27/08/201930/08/2019

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