An architecture to offer cloud-based radio access network as a service

Lucio Studer Ferreira, Dominique Pichon, Atoosa Hatefi, Andre Gomes, D.C. Dimitrova, Torsten Braun, Georgios Karagiannis, Morteza Karimzadeh Motallebi Azar, Monica Branco, Luis M. Correia

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Abstract

This paper addresses the novel notion of offering a radio access network as a service. Its components may be instantiated on general purpose platforms with pooled resources (both radio and hardware ones) dimensioned on-demand, elastically and following the pay-per-use principle. A novel architecture is proposed that supports this concept. The architecture's success is in its modularity, well-defined functional elements and clean separation between operational and control functions. By moving much processing traditionally located in hardware for computation in the cloud, it allows the optimisation of hardware utilization and reduction of deployment and operation costs. It enables operators to upgrade their network as well as quickly deploy and adapt resources to demand. Also, new players may easily enter the market, permitting a virtual network operator to provide connectivity to its users.
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Title of host publicationProceedings of the European Conference on Networks and Communications, EuCNC 2014
Place of PublicationUSA
PublisherIEEE Communications Society
Pages1-5
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)978-1-4799-5280-9
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Studer Ferreira, L., Pichon, D., Hatefi, A., Gomes, A., Dimitrova, D. C., Braun, T., ... Correia, L. M. (2014). An architecture to offer cloud-based radio access network as a service. In Proceedings of the European Conference on Networks and Communications, EuCNC 2014 (pp. 1-5). USA: IEEE Communications Society. DOI: 10.1109/EuCNC.2014.6882627
Studer Ferreira, Lucio ; Pichon, Dominique ; Hatefi, Atoosa ; Gomes, Andre ; Dimitrova, D.C. ; Braun, Torsten ; Karagiannis, Georgios ; Karimzadeh Motallebi Azar, Morteza ; Branco, Monica ; Correia, Luis M./ An architecture to offer cloud-based radio access network as a service. Proceedings of the European Conference on Networks and Communications, EuCNC 2014. USA : IEEE Communications Society, 2014. pp. 1-5
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An architecture to offer cloud-based radio access network as a service. / Studer Ferreira, Lucio; Pichon, Dominique; Hatefi, Atoosa; Gomes, Andre; Dimitrova, D.C.; Braun, Torsten; Karagiannis, Georgios; Karimzadeh Motallebi Azar, Morteza ; Branco, Monica; Correia, Luis M.

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Studer Ferreira L, Pichon D, Hatefi A, Gomes A, Dimitrova DC, Braun T et al. An architecture to offer cloud-based radio access network as a service. In Proceedings of the European Conference on Networks and Communications, EuCNC 2014. USA: IEEE Communications Society. 2014. p. 1-5. Available from, DOI: 10.1109/EuCNC.2014.6882627