Network Slicing & Softwarization: A Survey on Principles, Enabling Technologies & Solutions

Tutkimustuotos: Lehtiartikkelivertaisarvioitu

Tutkijat

Organisaatiot

  • Sejong University
  • Huawei European Research Center
  • EURECOM
  • Nokia Bell Labs

Kuvaus

Network slicing has been identified as the backbone of the rapidly evolving 5G technology. However, as its consolidation and standardization progress, there are no literatures that comprehensively discuss its key principles, enablers and research challenges. This paper elaborates network slicing from an end-to-end perspective detailing its historical heritage, principal concepts, enabling technologies and solutions as well as the current standardization efforts. In particular, it overviews the diverse use cases and network requirements of network slicing, the pre-slicing era, considering RAN sharing as well as the end-to-end orchestration and management, encompassing the radio access, transport network and the core network. This paper also provides details of specific slicing solutions for each part of the 5G system. Finally, this paper identifies a number of open research challenges and provides recommendations towards potential solutions.

Yksityiskohdat

AlkuperäiskieliEnglanti
Sivut2429 - 2453
JulkaisuIEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials
Vuosikerta20
Numero3
Varhainen verkossa julkaisun päivämäärä20 maaliskuuta 2018
TilaJulkaistu - 2018
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA1 Julkaistu artikkeli, soviteltu

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