Network Store: Exploring Slicing in Future 5G Networks

Nikaein, N.; Schiller, Eryk Jerzy; Favraud, R.; Katsalis, K.; Stavropoulos, D.; Alyafawi, Islam Fayez Abd; Zhao, Zhongliang; Braun, Torsten; Korakis, T. (7 September 2015). Network Store: Exploring Slicing in Future 5G Networks. In: Proceedings of the 10th ACM Workshop on Mobility in the Evolving Internet Architecture (ACM MobiArch) co-located with the 21st ACM Annual International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking (ACM MOBICOM) (pp. 8-13). ACM 10.1145/2795381.2795390

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In this paper, we present a revolutionary vision of 5G networks, in which SDN programs wireless network functions, and where Mobile Network Operators (MNO), Enterprises, and Over-The-Top (OTT) third parties are provided with NFV-ready Network Store. The proposed Network Store serves as a digital distribution platform of programmable Virtualized Network Functions (VNFs) that enable 5G application use-cases. Currently existing application stores, such as Apple's App Store for iOS applications, Google's Play Store for Android, or Ubuntu's Software Center, deliver applications to user specific software platforms. Our vision is to provide a digital marketplace, gathering 5G enabling
Network Applications and Network Functions, written to run on top of commodity cloud infrastructures, connected to remote radio heads (RRH). The 5G Network Store will be the same to the cloud as the application store is currently to a software platform.

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Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)


08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Computer Science (INF) > Communication and Distributed Systems (CDS)
08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Computer Science (INF)

UniBE Contributor:

Schiller, Eryk Jerzy; Alyafawi, Islam Fayez Abd; Zhao, Zhongliang and Braun, Torsten


000 Computer science, knowledge & systems
500 Science > 510 Mathematics








Dimitrios Xenakis

Date Deposited:

16 Jul 2015 08:26

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01 May 2020 10:47

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