Virtualization techniques in the design of 5G networks

Speaker : Fabrice Guillemin
Date: 20/01/2016
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: LINCS Meeting Room 40


We describe in this talk the new possibilities offered by virtualization techniques in the design of 5G networks. We precisely introduce a convergent gateway realizing fixed/mobile convergence. Such a functional element is based on modules instantiated on virtual machines (or dockers), each module implementing specific tasks for convergence. A convergent gateway can be instantiated by a network operating system (GlobalOS) in charge of managing the network. One important component of GlobalOS is the orchestration of resources. We introduce some algorithms for resource orchestration in the framework of GlobalOS. We finally focus on the specific case of virtualized base band unit (BBU) functions.