Filling the gap between Software Defined Networking and Wireless Mesh Networks

  title={Filling the gap between Software Defined Networking and Wireless Mesh Networks},
  author={Vagner Nascimento and Marcelo Moraes and Rosivaldo Gomes and Billy Pinheiro and Antonio Jorge Gomes Abel{\'e}m and Vinicius C. M. Borges and Kleber Vieira Cardoso and Eduardo Cerqueira},
  journal={10th International Conference on Network and Service Management (CNSM) and Workshop},
Software Defined Networking (SDN) has emerged as a new paradigm that highly increase the network management flexibility through simple but powerful abstractions. The key idea is decoupling the control plane, which makes the forward decisions, from the data plane, which effectively makes the forward. However, the OpenFlow, the main SDN enabler, is designed mainly by wired networks characteristics. As consequence, Wireless Mesh Networks (WMNs) is not suitable for operating as control plane and… CONTINUE READING
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