Wireless network virtualization: The CONTENT project approach

Kostas Katsalis, Kostas Choumas, Thanasis Korakis, Markos Anastasopoulos, Anna Tzanakaki, Jordi Ferrer Riera, Giada Landi

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Abstract

Undoubtedly, SDN has the potential to fundamentally change the way end-to-end networks are provisioned and designed. By introducing programmability into networking, the handling of network changes and network provisioning via open software interfaces has become a reality; together with the hardware/software virtualization advances in server systems and software platforms, cloud services can now be rapidly deployed and efficiently managed. The CONTENT project is an EU funded effort for network and infrastructure virtualization over heterogeneous, wireless and metro optical networks, that can be used to provide end-to-end cloud services. In this work we present the wireless network virtualization solution, in the light of the CONTENT technical approach, where a convergent LTE/Wi-Fi network is virtualized and interconnected with an optical TSON metro network. We present our approach in designing and implementing converged virtual 802.11 and LTE wireless networks and the corresponding efficient wireless data-plane mechanisms required, in order to satisfy strict QoS requirements.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2014 IEEE 19th International Workshop on Computer Aided Modeling and Design of Communication Links and Networks, CAMAD 2014
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of a meeting held 1-3 December 2014, Athens, Greece
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages90-94
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781479957255
ISBN (Print)9781479971343
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 5 Feb 2015
Event2014 IEEE 19th International Workshop on Computer Aided Modeling and Design of Communication Links and Networks, CAMAD 2014 - Athens, Greece
Duration: 1 Dec 20143 Dec 2014

Conference

Conference2014 IEEE 19th International Workshop on Computer Aided Modeling and Design of Communication Links and Networks, CAMAD 2014
CountryGreece
CityAthens
Period1/12/143/12/14

Keywords

  • cloud computing
  • inter-domain networking
  • Network virtualization
  • wireless-optical networks
  • Cloud computing
  • Distributed database systems
  • Mobile telecommunication systems
  • Optical communication
  • Quality of service
  • Subways
  • Virtual reality
  • Web services
  • Wireless networks
  • Wireless telecommunication systems
  • End-to-end network
  • Hardware/software
  • Inter-domain
  • Metro Optical Network
  • Network provisioning
  • Project approach
  • Wireless optical networks
  • Distributed computer systems

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