September 14, 2016

Superfluidity: a flexible functional architecture for 5G networks

  • Bianchi G.
  • Biton E.
  • Blefari-Melazzi N.
  • Borges I.
  • Chiaraviglio L.
  • De La Cruz Ramos P.
  • Eardley P.
  • Fontes F.
  • Mcgrath M.
  • Natarianni L.
  • Niculescu D.
  • Parada C.
  • Popovici M.
  • Riccobene V.
  • Salsano S.
  • Sayadi B.
  • Thomson J.
  • Tselios C.
  • Tsolis G.

We propose the innovative architecture of Superfluidity, a Horizon 2020 project, co-funded by the European Union. Superfluidity targets 5G networks, by addressing key network operator challenges with a multi-pronged approach, based on the concept of a flexible, highly adaptive, superfluid network. Superfluidity supports rapid service deployment and migration in a heterogeneous network environment, regardless of the underlying hardware. The overall proposal offers advanced capabilities in terms of service deployment and interoperability, while guaranteeing high-performance levels end-to-end. Copyright (c) 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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