Avoidance of Improper Configuration Based on Self-Operation

  • Kylliainen J.
  • Raisanen V.
  • Stenberg K.
  • Tang H.

Self-operation has been proposed to reduce operational expenditure and complexity; one technique that may be applied concerns automation based on lessons from past experiences. This paper provides a solution for self-operation to learn the experiences of improper configurations and their associated network contexts. When receiving a new configuration request, self-operation ...

Equal-volume quantization of mobile network data using bounding spheres and boxes

Mobile network management systems often utilize quantization algorithms for abstraction and simplification of information, to be later processed by human operators or automated functions. In use cases such as visualization of high dimensional data or processing of anomalous observations, the off- the-shelf algorithms might produce misleading results, without the user ...

Balancing the migration of virtual network functions with replications in data centers

The Network Function Virtualization (NFV) paradigm is enabling flexibility, programmability and implementation of traditional network functions into generic hardware, in form of the so-called Virtual Network Functions (VNFs). Today, cloud service providers use Virtual Machines (VMs) for the instantiation of VNFs in the data center (DC) networks. To instantiate multiple ...

Ride: A Resilient IoT Data Exchange Middleware Leveraging SDN and Edge Cloud Resources

Internet of Things (IoT) deployments rely on data exchange middleware to manage communications between constrained devices and cloud resources that provide analytics, data storage, and serve user applications. In this paper, we propose the Resilient IoT Data Exchange (Ride) middleware that enables resilient operation of IoT applications despite prevalent network ...

iNEMI project on process development of BiSn-based low temperature solder pastes: Part III: Mechanical shock tests on POP BGA assemblies

Lowering peak reflow temperature from the current 240°C+ level for SnAgCu (SAC) solder paste during the assembly of electronic board products has economic, environmental and technical benefits. The Bi-Sn solder system is one low melting metallurgical system of interest, but the inherent brittleness of bismuth is its major drawback. Recently, ...

Designing Optimal Middlebox Recovery Schemes with Performance Guarantees

  • Kanizo Y.
  • Rottenstreich O.
  • Segall I.
  • Yallouz J.

Enabling functionality in modern network is achieved through the use of middleboxes. Middleboxes suffer from temporal unavailability due to various reasons, such as hardware faults. We design a backup scheme that takes advantage of Network Function Virtualization (NFV), an emerging paradigm of implementing network functions in software, deployed on commodity ...

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

  • Ali-Tolppa J.
  • Mwanje S.

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 ...