A Framework for Resources Allocation In Virtualised C-RAN

Imad Al-Samman, Matteo Artuso, Henrik Christiansen, Angela Doufexi, Mark Beach

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The vast growth in mobile data traffic with its increasing capacity demands necessitates investigating future solutions to cope with these challenges. Network Virtualisation is considered one potential solution to simplify the current wireless networks. Recently efforts have been made to show the performance gains of different resource allocation schemes in legacy LTE air interface virtualization. Moreover Cloud – based mobile networks are anticipated to play a significant role for next generation mobile networks. This paper investigates the potential deployment benefits of a novel resource virtualization algorithm (Traffic Aware Joint Scheduling) in Cloud-RANs (C-RAN). Air interface resources are coordinated and allocated dynamically by a hypervisor among different virtual operators (VOs). Three distinctive schemes are proposed and evaluated against standard Round Robin (RR) C-RAN scheduling. Simulation results show improvements in the throughput of the mobile video traffic and reduction in end-to-end delay for delay sensitive applications. In addition, an assessment of fairness guarantee is considered across all users. Note that this paper considers the impact of the proposed schemes on the transmission/data plane.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 IEEE 27th Annual International Symposium on Personal, Indoor, and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC 2016)
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of a meeting held 4-8 September 2016, Valencia, Spain
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781509032549
ISBN (Print)9781509032556
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2017
EventPIMRC 2016: 27th Annual IEEE Internatonal Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications - Valencia, Spain
Duration: 4 Sept 20167 Sept 2016

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE Annual International Symposium on Personal, Indoor, and Mobile Radio Communication (PIMRC)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
ISSN (Print)2166-9570
ISSN (Electronic)2166-9589


ConferencePIMRC 2016


  • C-RAN
  • Wireless Virtualisation
  • LTE
  • Allocation algorithm


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