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Mobility Management Architecture in Different RATs Based Network Slicing

Alfoudi, A, Dighriri, M, Otebolaku, AM, Pereira, R and Lee, GM Mobility Management Architecture in Different RATs Based Network Slicing. In: The 32-nd IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications . (The 32nd IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications, 16-18th May 2018, Cracow, Poland). (Accepted)

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Abstract

Network slicing is an architectural solution that enables the future 5G network to offer a high data traffic capacity and efficient network connectivity. Moreover, software defined network (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) empower this architecture to visualize the physical network resources. The network slicing identified as a multiple logical network, where each network slice dedicates as an end-to-end network and works independently with other slices on common physical network resources. Most user devices have more than one smart wireless interfaces to connect to different radio access technologies (RATs) such as WiFi and LTE, thereby network operators utilize this facility to offload mobile data traffic. Therefore, it is important to enable a network slicing to manage different RATs on the same logical network as a way to mitigate the spectrum scarcity problem and enables a slice to control its user’s mobility across different access networks. In this paper, we propose a mobility management architecture based network slicing where each slice manages its users across heterogeneous radio access technologies such as WiFi, LTE and 5G networks. In this architecture, each slice has a different mobility demands and these demands are governed by a network slice configuration and service characteristics. Therefore, our mobility management architecture follows a modular approach where each slice has individual module to handle the mobility demands and enforce the slice policy for mobility management. The advantages of applying our proposed architecture include: i) Sharing network resources between different network slices; ii) creating logical platform to unify different RATs resources and allowing all slices to share them; iii) satisfying slice mobility demands.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Computer Science
Publisher: IEEE
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2018 11:49
Last Modified: 16 May 2018 00:50
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/8245

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