December 01, 2018

Towards Modeling Cross-Domain Network Slices for 5G

  • Diego Dutra
  • Flinck H.
  • Miloud Bagaa
  • Rami Addad
  • Tarik Taleb

Network Slicing (NS) is expected to be a key functionality of the upcoming 5G systems and coupled with Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV), NS will enable a flexible deployment of Network Functions belonging to multiple Service Function Chains (SFC) over a shared infrastructure. To address the complexities that arise from this new environment we formulate a MILP optimization model that enables a cost-optimal deployment of network slices, allowing a Mobile Network Operator to efficiently allocate the underlying layer resources according to the users requirements. For each network slice, the proposed solution guarantees the required delay and the bandwidth, while efficiently handling the usage of underlying nodes, which leads to reduced cost. The obtained results show the efficiency of the proposed solution in terms of cost and execution time for small-scale networks, while it shows an interesting behavior in the large-scale topologies.

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