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O. Bekkouche, F. Z. Yousaf, X. Li and T. Taleb, "Management and Orchestration of Mobile Network Services over Federated Mobile Infrastructures," in IEEE Network, vol. 35, no. 6, pp. 178-185, November/December 2021, doi: 10.1109/MNET.101.2000522

Management and orchestration of mobile network services over federated mobile infrastructures

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Author: Bekkouche, Oussama1; Yousaf, Faqir Zarrar2; Li, Xi2;
Organizations: 1Aalto University, Espoo, Finland
2NEC Laboratories Europe, Heidelberg, Germany
3University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
4Sejong University, Seoul, South Korea
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Version: accepted version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2021
Publish Date: 2022-03-14


This article proposes a novel method and system to solve the issue of the management and orchestration (MANO) of end-to-end network services when the MANO system is deployed in a mobile infrastructure which is within the user domain. Such a MANO system, referred to as u-MANO, raises several challenges and issues in terms of ensuring the integrity and service continuity provided by the end-to-end network services. These challenges become even more complex when the end-to-end network services are deployed in collaboration with third-party MANO providers (p-MANOs). Hence, this article addresses these challenges by proposing a new framework and methods that achieve seamless coordination between the u-MANO and p-MA-NO systems. Moreover, the feasibility of the proposed solution and its introduced gains in terms of reducing the communication overhead and the energy consumption of user domain infrastructure are evaluated in scenarios of using unmanned aerial vehicles for providing network services.

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Series: IEEE network
ISSN: 0890-8044
ISSN-E: 1558-156X
ISSN-L: 0890-8044
Volume: 35
Issue: 6
Pages: 178 - 185
DOI: 10.1109/MNET.101.2000522
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 113 Computer and information sciences
213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
Funding: This work was partially supported by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Program through the 5G!Drones Project (Grant No. 857031), 5G-CARMEN Project (Grant No. 825012), and 5GROWTH Project (Grant No. 856709), and by the Academy of Finland 6Gene - sis project under Grant No. 318927.
EU Grant Number: (857031) 5G!Drones - Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Vertical Applications’ Trials Leveraging Advanced 5G Facilities
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