Network Slicing-Based Customization of 5G Mobile Services

Through network slicing, different requirements of different applications and services can be met. These requirements can be in terms of latency, bandwidth, mobility support, defining service area, and security. Through fine and dynamic tuning of network slices, services can have their delivery platforms constantly customized according to their changing needs. In this article, we present our implementation of an E2E network slice orchestration platform, evaluate its performance in terms of dynamic deployment of network slices in an E2E fashion, and discuss how its functionality can be enhanced to better customize the network slices according to the needs of their respective services.

Afolabi Ibrahim, Taleb Tarik, Frangoudis Pantelis A., Bagaa Miloud, Ksentini Adlen

A1 Journal article – refereed

I. Afolabi, T. Taleb, P. A. Frangoudis, M. Bagaa and A. Ksentini, "Network Slicing-Based Customization of 5G Mobile Services," in IEEE Network, vol. 33, no. 5, pp. 134-141, Sept.-Oct. 2019. doi: 10.1109/MNET.001.1800072