Demo: Closer to Cloud-RAN: RAN as a Service

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Demo: Closer to Cloud-RAN: RAN as a Service
Commoditization and virtualization of wireless networks are changing the economics of mobile networks to help network providers (e.g., MNO, MVNO) move from proprietary and bespoke hardware and software platforms toward an open, cost-effective, and flexible cellular ecosystem. In addition, rich and innovative local services can be efficiently created through cloudification by leveraging the existing infrastructure. In this work, we present RANaaS, which is a cloudified radio access network delivered as a service. RANaaS provides the service life-cycle of an ondemand, elastic, and pay as you go 3GPP RAN instantiated on top of the cloud infrastructure. We demonstrate an example of realtime cloudified LTE network deployment using the OpenAirInterface LTE implementation and OpenStack running on commodity hardware as well as the flexibility and performance of the platform developed. Categories and Subject Descriptors C.2.1 [Computer-Communication Networks]: Network Architecture and De...
Navid Nikaein, Raymond Knopp, Lionel Gauthier, Ery
Added 14 Apr 2016
Updated 14 Apr 2016
Type Journal
Year 2015
Authors Navid Nikaein, Raymond Knopp, Lionel Gauthier, Eryk Schiller, Torsten Braun, Dominique Pichon, Christian Bonnet, Florian Kaltenberger, Dominique Nussbaum
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