114 research outputs found

    Modeling Profit of Sliced 5G Networks for Advanced Network Resource Management and Slice Implementation

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    The core innovation in future 5G cellular networksnetwork slicing, aims at providing a flexible and efficient framework of network organization and resource management. The revolutionary network architecture based on slices, makes most of the current network cost models obsolete, as they estimate the expenditures in a static manner. In this paper, a novel methodology is proposed, in which a value chain in sliced networks is presented. Based on the proposed value chain, the profits generated by different slices are analyzed, and the task of network resource management is modeled as a multiobjective optimization problem. Setting strong assumptions, this optimization problem is analyzed starting from a simple ideal scenario. By removing the assumptions step-by-step, realistic but complex use cases are approached. Through this progressive analysis, technical challenges in slice implementation and network optimization are investigated under different scenarios. For each challenge, some potentially available solutions are suggested, and likely applications are also discussed

    Context-aware Cluster Based Device-to-Device Communication to Serve Machine Type Communications

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    Billions of Machine Type Communication (MTC) devices are foreseen to be deployed in next ten years and therefore potentially open a new market for next generation wireless network. However, MTC applications have different characteristics and requirements compared with the services provided by legacy cellular networks. For instance, an MTC device sporadically requires to transmit a small data packet containing information generated by sensors. At the same time, due to the massive deployment of MTC devices, it is inefficient to charge their batteries manually and thus a long battery life is required for MTC devices. In this sense, legacy networks designed to serve human-driven traffics in real time can not support MTC efficiently. In order to improve the availability and battery life of MTC devices, context-aware device-to-device (D2D) communication is exploited in this paper. By applying D2D communication, some MTC users can serve as relays for other MTC users who experience bad channel conditions. Moreover, signaling schemes are also designed to enable the collection of context information and support the proposed D2D communication scheme. Last but not least, a system level simulator is implemented to evaluate the system performance of the proposed technologies and a large performance gain is shown by the numerical results