University of Oulu

Micro-Operator driven local 5G network architecture for industrial internet applications

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Author: Lekam Siriwardhana Achchillage, Yushan1
Organizations: 1University of Oulu, Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, Communications Engineering
Format: ebook
Version: published version
Access: open
Online Access: PDF Full Text (PDF, 3.2 MB)
Pages: 70
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Language: English
Published: Oulu : Y. Lekam Siriwardhana Achchillage, 2019
Publish Date: 2019-08-26
Thesis type: Master's thesis (tech)
Tutor: Ylianttila, Mika
Reviewer: Ylianttila, Mika
Liyanage, Lakmal


High degree of flexibility, customization and the rapid deployment methods are needed in future communication systems required by different vertical sectors. These requirements will be beyond the traditional mobile network operators’ offerings. The novel concept called micro-operator enables a versatile set of stakeholders to operate local 5G networks within spatially confined environment with a guaranteed quality and reliability to complement mobile network operators’ offerings. To enable the case specific requirements of different stakeholders, micro-operator architecture should be tailored to cater such requirements, so that the service is optimized. The novel micro-operator architecture proposed in this thesis using 5G access and core network functions, serves the communication needs of an Industry 4.0 environment having three use cases namely augmented reality, massive wireless sensor networks and mobile robots. Conceptual design of the proposed architecture is realized using simulation results for latency measurements, relating it with the results of a mobile network operator-based deployment. Latency analysis is carried out with respect to the core network distance and the processing delay of core network functions. Results demonstrate the advantages of the micro-operator deployment compared with mobile network operator deployment to cater specialized user requirements, thereby concluding that the micro-operator deployment is more beneficial.

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