H. J. Einsiedler, A. Gavras, P. Sellstedt, R. Aguiar, R. Trivisonno and D. Lavaux, “System design for 5G converged networks,” Networks and Communications (EuCNC), 2015 European Conference on, Paris, 2015, pp. 391-396, doi: 10.1109/EuCNC.2015.7194105, URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=7194105&isnumber=7194024
This paper presents high level design concepts for the control plane (C-plane) of the upcoming 5G networks, in the framework of Fixed-Mobile Convergence (FMC). This control plane is enabled by SDN and NFV technologies in order to offer a very flexible environment able to optimally deploy network infrastructure(s) that will cope with multiple service provisions scenarios. Furthermore, our innovative control plane will be able to support fast deployment of novel services depending on the requirements from different use case and application scenarios and enabling the operators to provide fast answers to the society challenges ahead.
The accepted pre-final version of the paper can be download here.