Optimizing Operational Costs of NFV Service Chaining

  • Caggiani Luizelli M.
  • Raz D.
  • Saar Y.

Network Function Virtualization (NFV) is a novel paradigm that enables flexible and scalable implementation of network services on cloud infrastructure. One of the key factors in the success of NFV is the ability to dynamically allocate physical resources according to the actual demand. Yet, orchestrating service chains that require high ...

Challenges for Enabling Virtual Reality Broadcast Using 5G Small Cell Network

  • Navratil D.
  • Prasad A.
  • Saily M.
  • Uusitalo M.

In the recent past, with the ubiquitous adoption of smartphones and tablets, there has been an exponential increase in data rate demands which has increasingly challenging for network operators to support. This trend is expected to continue in future, with the advent of high-performance gaming and increasing appetite for immersive ...

Advancements of QoE assessment and optimization in mobile networks in the machine era

Although QoE evaluation methodologies for human communication services in mobile networks â€" such as voice and video streaming â€" are a widely researched topic, several challenges remain yet unresolved including industry-agreed definitions of end-to-end performance indicators. With 5G, a wide variety of new use cases and diverse services shall be ...

Distributed energy saving management in multi-layer 4G/5G ultra-dense networks

Energy consumption in mobile networks rises with increase in cell density. This trend will only continue in the future multi-layer 5G-related Ultra-Dense Networks (UDN) that are characterized by high number and density of cells in multiple radio technologies each in one or more layers. Several Energy Saving Management (ESM) solutions ...

Power Control for Coordinated NOMA Downlink with Cell-Edge Users

  • Chen C.
  • Chi Wan Sung
  • Qianyun Guo
  • Yi Chen

Non-orthogonal multiple access (NOMA) is an effective means to improve the spectral efficiency of a wireless communication system. When applied to cellular networks, cell edge users may suffer from low bit rate, or the associated base stations may need to use excessively high power to serve those users. In order ...

Channel measurements and preliminary performance results for indoor time-of-arrival localization

  • Geng C.
  • Huang H.
  • Latinovic Z.

We study the performance of time-of-arrival (ToA) localization for an indoor office environment. We transmit 10MHz and 100MHz waveforms over the 5.8GHz ISM band and measure complex I-Q samples using precisely calibrated and synchronized channel sounding equipment in line-of-sight (LOS) and non- line-of-sight (NLOS) channels. The ToA is estimated using ...

Backwards Composite Feedback for Configurable Ultra-Reliability of Retransmission Protocols

  • Khosravirad S.
  • Viswanathan H.

Future wireless networks envision ultra-reliable, ultra-low latency communication with efficient use of the limited wireless channel resources. Closed-loop retransmission protocols, such as automatic repeat request (ARQ), where retransmission of a packet is enabled using a feedback channel has been adopted since early days of wireless telecommunication to achieve the required ...

Dynamic Control of RLC Buffer Size for Latency Minimization in Mobile RAN

  • Francini A.
  • Rajeev Kumar
  • Sharma S.
  • Shivendra Panwar

End-to-end packet latency is a defining component of the Quality of Experience (QoE) delivered to end users by interactive network applications. The tight latency requirements of those applications may be violated when they share packet buffers with elastic applications that use greedy TCP sources for end-to-end transport. The accumulation of ...

Indoor Localization By Detecting 80 Key Bits With Downlink Interleave Division Multiple Access

  • Chen Y.

In this paper, a wireless cellular network based indoor localization approach is presented. During the training stage, the mobile device initializes a positioning request. The surrounding Base Stations (BSs), which are typically equipped with massive antenna array elements, can measure the Angle of Arrival (AoA) of the positioning request signal. ...

Design Principles for Ultra-dense Wi-Fi Deployments

  • Gacanin H.
  • Ho L.

Future indoor networks need to provide broadband services either by increasing bandwidth, higher order modulations and high spatial reuse. To this end, ultra-dense Wi-Fi networks need to be deployed. This work discuss design principles of ultra-dense gigabit Wi-Fi networks through proper bandwidth selection, adaptive CCAs. We present power control management ...

Creating value through blockchain powered resource configurations: Analysis of 5G network slice brokering case

The exponential growth of wireless services with diversity of devices and applications has inspired the research community to come up with novel concepts to improve the efficiency of resource use. It is cost efficient and practical to be able to evaluate and analyze expected value of use cases before actual ...

Network slices for vertical industries

Network Slicing allows to simultaneously support the specific needs of vertical industries with a diverse range of networking and computing requirements. Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) has been defined to deploy multiple network services on a common infrastructure. We extend the NFV concept to vertical services, i.e. services implemented on top ...

SON function performance prediction in a cognitive SON management system

As a reply to the increasing demand for fast mobile network connections the concept of Self-Organising Networks (SONs) has been developed, reducing the need for humans to execute Operation, Administration and Maintenance (OAM) tasks for mobile networks. However, a SON contains functions which are provided by different vendors as black ...

Positioning of high-speed trains using 5G new radio synchronization signals

We study positioning of high-speed trains in 5G new radio (NR) networks by utilizing specific NR synchronization signals. The studies are based on simulations with 3GPP-specified radio channel models including path loss, shadowing and fast fading effects. The considered positioning approach exploits measurement of Time-Of-Arrival (TOA) and Angle-Of-Departure (AOD), which ...

Multiplexing of latency-critical communication and mobile broadband on a shared channel

This paper presents solutions for efficient multiplexing of ultra-reliable low-latency communications (URLLC) and enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB) traffic on a shared downlink channel. Such a scenario presents multiple challenges in the context of radio resource scheduling, link adaptation and inter-cell interference, which are identified and addressed throughout the paper. Specifically, ...

Average downlink SINR model for 5G mmWave networks with analog beamforming

Millimeter-wave frequency bands enable the deployment of small-sized antenna arrays in the fifth generation of mobile networks, which provide high beamforming gain for both transmitter and receiver. In order to study user mobility, a computationally efficient simulator is needed that runs with a time step resolution that is higher than ...

Providing strong 5G mobile network slice isolation for highly sensitive third-party services

Future 5G mobile networks are expected to support network slicing, i.e. multiple virtual networks running on a common infrastructure. A virtual network, called network slice, may be created to support a specific communication service type, such as massive machine-type communication, or even a specific application, for example one single Internet ...

Performance analysis of uplink massive MIMO networks with a finite user density

In this paper, we conduct performance analysis for uplink (UL) massive multiple input and multiple output (mMI-MO) networks using stochastic geometry. With the consideration of practical system assumptions, such as sophisticated path loss model incorporating both line-of-sight (LoS) and non-line-of-sight (NLoS) transmissions and a finite user equipment (UE) density, we ...

5G new radio and LTE uplink coexistence

By the introduction of the fifth generation (5G) mobile communication networks and its physical layer entitled as new radio (NR), the question of link performance in coexistence scenario between the 5G NR and fourth generation (4G) mobile communication networks based on long term evolution (LTE) has been raised. In this ...

Promises and caveats of uplink IoT ultra-dense networks

In this paper, by means of simulations, we evaluate the uplink (UL) performance of an Internet of Things (IoT) capable ultra-dense network (UDN) in terms of the coverage probability and the density of reliably working user equipments (UEs). From our study, we show the benefits and challenges that UL IoT ...