Title: A service industry perspective on software defined radio access networks

Authors: Casimer DeCusatis; Ioannis Papapanagiotou

Addresses: School of Computer Science and Mathematics, Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603, USA ' Netflix and Department of Computer and Information Technology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47906, USA

Abstract: Despite the rapid growth of service science, relatively little attention has been paid to the service architecture requirements in software defined radio access networks (SDRAN). In this concept paper, we propose to repurpose cloud computing network services to address issues specific to SDRAN. In particular, a multi-level backhaul slicing approach derived from cloud computing networks is discussed as a way to mitigate interference limited networks with a frequency reuse factor of one. Experimental demonstration of the control plane implementation in a virtual cloud network is presented, and implications on service provider development and training are also discussed.

Keywords: software defined networks; radio access networks; RANs; software defined radio access network; SDRAN; service science; management; and engineering; SSME; software defined networking; SDN.

DOI: 10.1504/IJHPCN.2017.086537

International Journal of High Performance Computing and Networking, 2017 Vol.10 No.4/5, pp.332 - 340

Received: 12 Oct 2015
Accepted: 06 Jan 2016

Published online: 18 Aug 2017 *

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