Trusted Network Slicing among Multiple Mobile Network Operators

Yousuf Muhammad, Zheng Yan, Mingjun Wang*, F. Khan

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review

10 Downloads (Pure)

Abstract

5G mobile networks are expected to be much bigger in size, faster in speeds and better in scalability, providing varied services to different users and businesses in contrast to previous networks. 5G will also help enabling new business models and use cases. 'Network Slicing' is a driving architectural concept for multi-tenancy. Network Slicing enables Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) to deploy different services over shared physical infrastructure, increasing inter-operator resource sharing. As 5G is still in its nascent, inter operator cooperation is an area that requires immediate attention of research. Traditional inter operator trust relationship models cannot fully comprehend the needs of 5G networks. In this paper, we propose an Intel SGX based multi-MNO cooperation scheme for trusted, dynamic and efficient network slice sharing in order to support inter-operator trustworthy collaboration. Furthermore, we developed a Proof of Concept of our proposed scheme using Intel SGX, flask framework and Docker containers. The obtained results indicate the applicability of the proposed scheme with little effect on performance.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2020 IEEE 19th International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications, TrustCom 2020
EditorsGuojun Wang, Ryan Ko, Md Zakirul Alam Bhuiyan, Yi Pan
PublisherIEEE
Pages1135-1140
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9780738143804
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2020
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventIEEE International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications - GuangZhou, China
Duration: 29 Dec 20201 Jan 2021
Conference number: 19

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications
ISSN (Print)2324-898X
ISSN (Electronic)2324-9013

Conference

ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications
Abbreviated titleTrustCom
CountryChina
CityGuangZhou
Period29/12/202001/01/2021

Keywords

  • 5G Networks
  • Intel SGX
  • Network Slicing
  • Trust

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Trusted Network Slicing among Multiple Mobile Network Operators'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this