Use of a virtualization in the transition of a telecommunication networks toward 5G

Valerij Grasic


We are in the front of the next big step of a new generation of the telecommunications networks, called 5G. The 5G in still in the preparation, but the actual wide spread use is nearby. The move toward 5G is not possible without use of a cloud and a virtualization. In the paper we are dealing with the issues how to incorporate existing fixed networks to the mobile 5G network and how to use a virtualization technology when moving to 5G. From the example of a real telecommunication system we defined issues, dilemmas and suggestions when moving toward 5G networks using virtualization.


NFV, OpenStack, 5G, IMS, OpenBaton


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