Ethernet-based mobility architecture for 5G

A. F. Cattoni, P. E. Mogensen, S. Vesterinen, M. Laitila, L. Schumacher, P. Ameigeiras, J. J. Ramos-Munoz

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A massive traffic increase is foreseen in the near future in mobile networks. Such data storm is expected to pose new challenging requirements to the existing mobile network architecture, since the traffic will be generated by a wide set of applications running on an increasingly high number of mobile devices and sensors. In this paper we propose a paradigm shift for the Evolved Packet Core for the future 5G system. By leveraging on the economy of scale of software-based ICT technologies, namely Software Defined Networking and cloud computing, we propose a hierarchically cloudified mobile network. In particular, in this paper we focus on the mobility aspects within such new architecture, proposing low latency Layer 2 solutions for the Access Network, while exploiting aggregating Layer 3 mobility functionalities in the regional and national clouds.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2014 IEEE 3rd International Conference on Cloud Networking, CloudNet 2014
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781479927302
Publication statusPublished - 26 Nov 2014
Event2014 3rd IEEE International Conference on Cloud Networking, CloudNet 2014 - Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Duration: 8 Oct 201410 Oct 2014


Conference2014 3rd IEEE International Conference on Cloud Networking, CloudNet 2014


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