Network slicing for beyond 5G system: an overview of the smart port use case

Sohaib, R. M., Onireti, O. , Sambo, Y. and Imran, M. A. (2021) Network slicing for beyond 5G system: an overview of the smart port use case. Electronics, 10(9), 1090. (doi: 10.3390/electronics10091090)

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As the idea of a new wireless communication standard (5G) started to circulate around the world, there was much speculation regarding its performance, making it necessary to carry out further research by keeping in view the challenges presented by it. 5G is considered a multi-system support network due to its ability to provide benefits to vertical industries. Due to the wide range of devices and applications, it is essential to provide support for massively interconnected devices. Network slicing has emerged as the key technology to meet the requirements of the communications network. In this paper, we present a review of the latest achievements of 5G network slicing by comparing the architecture of The Next Generation Mobile Network Alliance’s (NGMN’s) and 5G-PPP, using the enabling technologies software-defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV). We then review and discuss machine learning (ML) techniques and their integration with network slicing for beyond 5G networks and elaborate on how ML techniques can be useful for mobility prediction and resource management. Lastly, we propose the use case of network slicing based on ML techniques in a smart seaport environment, which will help to manage the resources more efficiently.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Sohaib, Rana and Imran, Professor Muhammad and Sambo, Dr Yusuf and Onireti, Oluwakayode
Authors: Sohaib, R. M., Onireti, O., Sambo, Y., and Imran, M. A.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Systems Power and Energy
Journal Name:Electronics
ISSN (Online):2079-9292
Published Online:05 May 2021
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2021 The Authors
First Published:First published in Electronics 10(9): 1090
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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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