mca 18(13): e6

Research Article

NPRA: Novel Policy Framework for Resource Allocation in 5G Software Defined Networks

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/eai.22-3-2018.154387,
        author={Sahrish Khan Tayyaba and Adnan Akhunzada and Noor Ul Amin and Munam  Ali Shah and Faheem Khan and Ihsan Ali},
        title={NPRA: Novel Policy Framework for Resource Allocation in 5G Software Defined Networks},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on Mobile Communications and Applications},
        keywords={Resource Allocation; SDN, 5G, Cellular Network},
  • Sahrish Khan Tayyaba
    Adnan Akhunzada
    Noor Ul Amin
    Munam Ali Shah
    Faheem Khan
    Ihsan Ali
    Year: 2018
    NPRA: Novel Policy Framework for Resource Allocation in 5G Software Defined Networks
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.22-3-2018.154387
Sahrish Khan Tayyaba1,*, Adnan Akhunzada1,*, Noor Ul Amin2,*, Munam Ali Shah1,*, Faheem Khan2,*, Ihsan Ali3,*
  • 1: Dept. of Computer Science COMSATS Institute of Information Technology
  • 2: Islamabad Department of Computer Science Bacha Khan University Charsadda.
  • 3: Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, University of Malaya, 50603, Kuala Lumpur. MALAYSIA
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In cellular networks, physical resources are always limited, especially when shared among different contributors such as mobile network operator (MNO) or mobile virtual network operators (MVNO) etc. Software Defined Network (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) is a Current research area. SDN-based cellular networks provide high Quality of Services (QoS) to the end-user and NFV provides isolation. The sharing of resources is often provided by leveraging virtualization. SDN can generate new forwarding rules and policies for dynamic routing decision based on the traffic classification. However, virtualization in cellular networks is still in infancy and many issues and challenges remain unaddressed. The queue-length problem for providing QoS is cellular network requires attention. The queue management requires separate management protocols for fair allocation of resources. In this research paper, we propose a novel framework for resource allocation and bandwidth management in the 5G cellular network. We are using two level of virtualization, i.e., implementing dynamic resource optimization at network slice manager and executing optimized policies at the wireless virtual manager.