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Publication . Conference object . 2017

An Agile Resource Management Framework For 5G

Omer Bulakci; David M. Gutierrez-Estevez; Mårten Ericson; Athul Prasad; Emmanouil Pateromichelakis; Giorgio Calochira; Jakob Belschner; +6 Authors
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Abstract—This paper presents the design foundations of an agile resource management (RM) framework for the fifth generation (5G) radio access network (RAN) by describing essential building blocks (BBs). Overall, the presented RM framework provides holistic RM solutions that consider and exploit the novel aspects of 5G systems, such as, diverse service requirements, co-existence of multiple air interface (AI) variants (AIVs) in the overall AI, dynamic radio topologies, and novel communication modes. The proposed framework encompasses the following key BBs: Advanced interference management techniques for dense and dynamic deployments; dynamic traffic steering mechanisms that aim to attain the optimum mapping of 5G services to any available resources when and where needed by considering the peculiarities of different AIVs; tight interworking between novel 5G AIVs and evolved legacy AIVs such as Long-term Evolution (LTE); sharing of a common RAN by multiple network slices; RAN moderation techniques to attain energy efficiency gains; and functional extensions in the device measurement context to enable all the above new functionalities. The BBs are analyzed from the perspectives of key findings and RAN design implications.

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Microsoft Academic Graph classification: Network topology Service (systems architecture) Context (language use) Resource management Agile software development business.industry business Electronic mail Radio access network Computer science Air interface Distributed computing


5G, energy efficiency, interference management, network slicing, new radio, resource management, METIS-II

Funded by
Mobile and wireless communications Enablers for Twenty-twenty (2020) Information Society-II
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 671680
  • Funding stream: H2020 | RIA
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