Mobile Networks and Management. 8th International Conference, MONAMI 2016, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, October 23-24, 2016, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

Novel Core Network Architecture for 5G Based on Mobile Service Chaining

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-52712-3_4,
        author={Dinand Roeland and Zhang Fu},
        title={Novel Core Network Architecture for 5G Based on Mobile Service Chaining},
        proceedings={Mobile Networks and Management. 8th International Conference, MONAMI 2016, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, October 23-24, 2016, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={MONAMI},
        year={2017},
        month={1},
        keywords={Core network Architecture Mobility Service chain SDN 5G De-composition CP/UP split Anchorless},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-52712-3_4}
    }
    
  • Dinand Roeland
    Zhang Fu
    Year: 2017
    Novel Core Network Architecture for 5G Based on Mobile Service Chaining
    MONAMI
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-52712-3_4
Dinand Roeland1,*, Zhang Fu1,*
  • 1: Ericsson Research
*Contact email: dinand.roeland@ericsson.com, zhang.fu@ericsson.com

Abstract

A key requirement for the next generation mobile networks is flexibility to support multiple use cases with different network requirements. In this article, we focus on this challenge and propose a novel mobile core network architecture for 5G. We advocate an approach based on Software Defined Networking (SDN) that enables a solution without the need for centralized user plane nodes and with a strict division between control plane and user plane. This allows for flexibility to rapidly deploy network service functions in different deployment setups, supporting multiple use cases. The proposed architecture supports traffic aggregation on multiple granularities, not only per-device tunnels. This allows for efficiency and scalability required to support the massive amount of devices in the 5G time frame.