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I. Badmus, A. Laghrissi and A. Pouttu, "Achieving Network Slice Communication Service Distribution across 5G Micro-Operator Multi-tenants," 2020 European Conference on Networks and Communications (EuCNC), Dubrovnik, Croatia, 2020, pp. 1-6, doi: 10.1109/EuCNC48522.2020.9200966

Achieving network slice communication service distribution across 5G micro-operator multi-tenants

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Author: Badmus, Idris1; Laghrissi, Abdelquoddouss1; Pouttu, Ari1
Organizations: 1Centre for Wireless Communication, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
Format: article
Version: accepted version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2020
Publish Date: 2021-02-18


Network slicing is the means of logically isolating network capabilities from a “one size fits all” to a set of different slices where each slice is responsible for specific network requirements. In the same light, the micro-operator concept is targeted at local deployment of 5G for vertical specific services. When a network slice instance (NSI) is created across the access and core networks, it is important to understand how the communication service from the created slice instance will be distributed to different tenants and their end-users. In this vein, we propose a network slice communication service distribution technique for local 5G micro-operator deployment scenarios. This is achieved by expanding/leveraging the communication service management function (CSMF) defined by 3GPP into a multi-tenant manager and a communication services orchestrator. We further describe how the communication service orchestrator will address all the possible multitenant-slice situations that can exist during the distribution of a network slice instance to multiple tenants. The generic technique introduced in this paper will proffer a researchable solution for not only network slice communication service distribution across different micro-operator’s tenants but pave the way to support future use cases especially when the allocated slice is responsible for multiple tenants or when a tenant requests multiple NSIs.

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Series: European Conference on Networks and Communications
ISSN: 2475-6490
ISSN-E: 2575-4912
ISSN-L: 2475-6490
ISBN: 978-1-7281-4355-2
ISBN Print: 978-1-7281-4356-9
Pages: 1 - 6
Article number: 9200966
DOI: 10.1109/EuCNC48522.2020.9200966
Host publication: 29th European Conference on Networks and Communications, EuCNC 2020
Conference: European Conference on Networks and Communications
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
Funding: This work was partially supported by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Program under the 5G!Drones project (Grant No. 857031), and by the Academy of Finland 6Genesis project (Grant No. 318927).
EU Grant Number: (857031) 5G!Drones - Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Vertical Applications’ Trials Leveraging Advanced 5G Facilities
Academy of Finland Grant Number: 318927
Detailed Information: 318927 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
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