Programmable and Customized Intelligence for Traffic Steering in 5G Networks Using Open RAN Architectures

  title={Programmable and Customized Intelligence for Traffic Steering in 5G Networks Using Open RAN Architectures},
  author={Andrea Lacava and Michele Polese and Rajarajan Sivaraj and Rahul Soundrarajan and Bhawani Shanker Bhati and Tarunjeet Singh and Tommaso Zugno and Francesca Cuomo and Tommaso Melodia},
—5G and beyond mobile networks will support heterogeneous use cases at an unprecedented scale, thus demanding automated control and optimization of network functionalities customized to the needs of individual users. Such fine-grained control of the Radio Access Network (RAN) is not possible with the current cellular architecture. To fill this gap, the Open RAN paradigm and its specification introduce an “open” architecture with abstractions that enable closed-loop control and provide data-driven… 

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