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M. Arif, O. Liinamaa, I. Ahmad, A. Pouttu and M. Ylianttila, "On the Demonstration and Evaluation of Service-Based Slices in 5G Test Network using NFV," 2019 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference Workshop (WCNCW), Marrakech, Morocco, 2019, pp. 1-6, doi: 10.1109/WCNCW.2019.8902745

On the demonstration and evaluation of service-based slices in 5G test network using NFV

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Author: Arif, Muhammad1; Liinamaa, Olli1; Ahmad, Ijaz1;
Organizations: 1Centre for Wireless Communications, University of Oulu, Finland
Format: article
Version: accepted version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2019
Publish Date: 2020-05-06


This paper demonstrates the realization of different network services, 5G Test Network (5GTN) as a mobile network operator at the University of Oulu provides based on an open access network availability for research and innovation. A network platform with use case and service dedicated slicing is designed on the fundamental principles of ETSI compliant NFV Management and Network Orchestration (MANO) framework. The slicing is done primarily on the Core Networks (CN) with evolved packet core and ip multimedia subsystem functionalities in different slices. The virtual network function instances are instantiated in OpenStack and VMWare cloud environments using an NFV Orchestrator. The virtual instances and the required resources can be instantiated, terminated and scaled in a slice according to the requirements of the end user and nature of the use case. Focusing on different service demands, the paper demonstrates three test cases utilizing different slices from the components in the CN for each case. It also provides an overview on radio spectrum sharing possibility between two operators on a specified service level agreement with each operator having own CN infrastructure.

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ISBN: 978-1-72810-922-0
ISBN Print: 978-1-7281-0923-7
Pages: 1 - 6
Article number: 8902745
DOI: 10.1109/WCNCW.2019.8902745
Host publication: 2019 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference Workshop (WCNCW), 15-18 April 2019, Marrakech, Morocco
Conference: IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference Workshop
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
Funding: This work has been performed utilizing the 5GTN infrastructure and resources at Centre for Wireless Communications, University of Oulu. The integration work is an outcome of research activities in the CORNET project. This research has also been financially supported by Academy of Finland 6Genesis Flagship (grant 318927).
Academy of Finland Grant Number: 318927
Detailed Information: 318927 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
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