A hybrid SDN/NFV architecture for future LTE networks

  title={A hybrid SDN/NFV architecture for future LTE networks},
  author={Ali Tawbeh and Ha{\"i}dar Safa and Ahmad R. Dhaini},
  journal={2017 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC)},
In the LTE EPC, many network entities and interfaces have to be maintained and updated regularly. Moreover, to accommodate more users, new hardware must be integrated, although rarely used. To address these challenges, the EPC can be moved to the cloud using two modern technologies: SDN and NFV. In this paper, we study the impact of integrating these novel technologies on LTE networks. We propose a hybrid approach for selecting whether to apply NFV or SDN on each gateway at a given time while… CONTINUE READING
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