Integrating Base Stations with a Software Defined Core Network

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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor.advisor Costa-Requena, Jose Hernandez Zamora, Bruno 2016-05-12T10:41:39Z 2016-05-12T10:41:39Z 2016-05-09
dc.description.abstract An unprecedented increase is expected in the demand for mobile data traffic, which requires significant changes in the access network. On the one hand, the penetration of new technologies and networks such as Internet of Things (IoT) introduces a large amount of additional traffic of different kinds. On the other hand, the cell size will be reduced, which results in a higher number of base stations that need to be deployed, requiring additional investments by operators. This thesis proposes the integration of base stations with a software-defined core network as a way to make the access network more cost-effective, scalable and flexible. Virtualisation technologies allow the possibility of deploying network nodes using generic, off-the-shelf IT hardware, therefore reducing costs thanks to the application of economies of scale. This thesis implements a virtualised solution for LTE network’s access node, eNodeB. It will be shown that virtualisation also presents additional benefits in terms of network orchestration and scalability. The result of the thesis can initially be used as a part of a simulated end to end SDN controlled mobile network, allowing the modification of user plane protocol stack. It can be later integrated with a software defined radio component and used with radioheads to form full SDN style base stations e.g. for a 5G test network. en
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dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.title Integrating Base Stations with a Software Defined Core Network en
dc.type G2 Pro gradu, diplomityö fi Sähkötekniikan korkeakoulu fi
dc.subject.keyword virtualisation en
dc.subject.keyword LTE en
dc.subject.keyword eNodeB en
dc.subject.keyword EPC en
dc.subject.keyword NFV en
dc.subject.keyword SDN en
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201605122017
dc.programme.major Radio Communications fi
dc.programme.mcode S3019 fi
dc.type.ontasot Master's thesis en
dc.type.ontasot Diplomityö fi
dc.contributor.supervisor Kantola, Raimo
dc.programme TLT - Master’s Programme in Communications Engineering (TS2005) fi
dc.location P1 fi

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