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T. M. Hewa, A. Kalla, A. Nag, M. E. Ylianttila and M. Liyanage, "Blockchain for 5G and IoT: Opportunities and Challenges," 2020 IEEE Eighth International Conference on Communications and Networking (ComNet), Hammamet, Tunisia, 2020, pp. 1-8, doi: 10.1109/ComNet47917.2020.9306082

Blockchain for 5G and IoT : opportunities and challenges

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Author: Hewa, Tharaka1; Kalla, Anshuman2; Nag, Avishek3;
Organizations: 1Centre for Wireless Communications, University of Oulu, Finland
2School of Computing and Information Technology, Manipal University Jaipur, India
3School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University College Dublin, Ireland
4School of Computer Science, University College Dublin, Ireland
Format: article
Version: accepted version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2020
Publish Date: 2021-01-13


Hitherto, the evolution of mobile networks have fulfilled the increasing demands for enhanced performance, availability, portability, elasticity, and energy efficiency posed by the ever growing network services. In line with the progression, 5G depicts the next generation of mobile networks that further promises remarkable performance improvements as well as creation of new value chain. In parallel to 5G, the Internet of Things (IoT) has emerged as another new paradigm for interconnection of massive communication-capable heterogeneous smart objects. 5G is envisaged to broaden IoT’s scope and fields of applicability. However, since current mobile networks and also more general IoT systems are based on centralized models thus it is anticipated that they will face tremendous challenges to meet-up the requirements of future 5G-enabled-IoT use cases. To solve these inevitable issues Blockchain stands out as promising technology. Some of the offerings of Blockchain technology are immutability, non-repudiation, proof of provenance, integrity, privacy, etc. Blockchain’s combination with 5G and IoT still requires essential insights with respect to concrete application domains, scalability, privacy issues, performance, and potential financial benefits. The paper aims to elaborate and emphasize the key aspects of the use of Blockchain for 5G and IoT.

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Series: International Conference on Computing, Networking, and Communications
ISSN: 2473-7585
ISSN-E: 2473-7585
ISBN: 978-1-7281-5320-9
ISBN Print: 978-1-7281-5321-6
Pages: 1 - 8
DOI: 10.1109/ComNet47917.2020.9306082
Host publication: The 8th IEEE International Conference on Communications and Networking ( IEEE ComNet'2020). Hammamet, Tunisia
Conference: IEEE International Conference on Communications and Networking
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
Funding: This work is party supported by European Union in RESPONSE 5G (Grant No: 789658), Academy of Finland in 6Genesis Flagship (grant no. 318927) and Secure Connect projects.
Academy of Finland Grant Number: 318927
Detailed Information: 318927 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
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