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I. Badmus, M. Matinmikko-Blue and J. S. Walia, "Network Slicing Management Technique for Local 5G Micro-Operator Deployments," 2019 16th International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems (ISWCS), Oulu, Finland, 2019, pp. 697-702. doi: 10.1109/ISWCS.2019.8877320

Network slicing management technique for local 5G micro-operator deployments

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Author: Badmus, Idris1; Matinmikko-Blue, Marja1; Walia, Jaspreet Singh2
Organizations: 1Centre for Wireless Communication, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
2Department of Communications and Networking, Aalto University, Espoo, Finland
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Version: accepted version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2019
Publish Date: 2019-12-13


Local 5G networks are expected to emerge to serve different vertical sectors’ specific requirements. These networks can be deployed by traditional mobile network operators or entrant local operators. With a large number of verticals with different service requirements, while considering the network deployment cost in a single local area, it will not be economically feasible to deploy separate networks for each vertical. Thus, locally deployed 5G networks (aka micro operator networks) that can serve multiple verticals with multiple tenants in a location have gained increasing attention. Network slicing will enable a 5G micro-operator network to efficiently serve the multiple verticals and their tenants with different network requirements. This paper addresses how network slicing management functions can be used to implement, orchestrate and manage network slicing in different deployments of a local 5G micro-operator including the serving of closed, open and mixed customer groups. The paper proposes a descriptive technique by which different network slicing management functionalities defined by 3GPP can be used in coordination to create, orchestrate and manage network slicing for different deployment scenarios of a micro- operator. This is based on the network slice instance configuration type that can exist for each scenario. A network slice formation sequence is developed for the closed micro operator network to illustrate the tasks of the management functions. The results indicate that network slicing management plays a key role in designing local 5G networks that can serve different customer groups in the verticals.

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Series: International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems
ISSN: 2154-0217
ISSN-E: 2154-0225
ISSN-L: 2154-0217
ISBN: 978-1-7281-2527-5
ISBN Print: 978-1-7281-2528-2
Pages: 697 - 702
DOI: 10.1109/ISWCS.2019.8877320
Host publication: 2019 16th International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems (ISWCS) 27-30 August 2019 Oulu, Finland
Conference: International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
Funding: This work is supported by Business Finland in uO5G and MOSSAF project, and Academy of Finland in 6Genesis Flagship (grant no. 318927).
Academy of Finland Grant Number: 318927
Detailed Information: 318927 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
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