Blockchain-enabled resource management and sharing for 6G communications

Xu, H. , Valente Klaine, P. , Onireti, O. , Cao, B., Imran, M. and Zhang, L. (2020) Blockchain-enabled resource management and sharing for 6G communications. Digital Communications and Networks, 6(3), pp. 261-269. (doi: 10.1016/j.dcan.2020.06.002)

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Abstract

The sixth-generation (6G) network must provide performance superior to previous generations to meet the requirements of emerging services and applications, such as multi-gigabit transmission rate, even higher reliability, and sub 1 ms latency and ubiquitous connection for the Internet of Everything (IoE). However, with the scarcity of spectrum resources, efficient resource management and sharing are crucial to achieving all these ambitious requirements. One possible technology to achieve all this is the blockchain. Because of its inherent properties, the blockchain has recently gained an important position, which is of great significance to 6G network and other networks. In particular, the integration of the blockchain in 6G will enable the network to monitor and manage resource utilization and sharing efficiently. Hence, in this paper, we discuss the potentials of the blockchain for resource management and sharing in 6G using multiple application scenarios, namely, Internet of things, device-to-device communications, network slicing, and inter-domain blockchain ecosystems.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Zhang, Dr Lei and Imran, Professor Muhammad and Valente Klaine, Mr Paulo and Onireti, Oluwakayode and Xu, Mr Hao
Authors: Xu, H., Valente Klaine, P., Onireti, O., Cao, B., Imran, M., and Zhang, L.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Systems Power and Energy
Journal Name:Digital Communications and Networks
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:2352-8648
ISSN (Online):2352-8648
Published Online:15 July 2020
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2020 Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications
First Published:First published in Digital Communications and Networks 6(3): 261-269
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons licence

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
304481Resource Orchestration for Diverse Radio SystemsLei ZhangEngineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)EP/S02476X/1ENG - Systems Power & Energy