SoftSLICE: policy-based dynamic spectrum slicing in 5G cellular networks

Anteneh A. Gebremariam, Mainak Chowdhury, Muhammad Usman, Andrea Goldsmith, Fabrizio Granelli

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The next generation of cellular networks are expected to support multiple user-oriented services that have various quality of service (QoS) requirements, yet must be serviced by a single infrastructure. To achieve this, network virtualization can play an important role by partitioning/slicing a single physical network resource into multiple virtual networks such that each of the slices can support various services independently. The main contribution of this work is an implementation of static and dynamic resource allocation schemes for different slices supporting different services. We use this implementation to study the effects of increasing the number of network slices on the number of optimization trigger events. Moreover, we propose a non-uniform resource sharing agreement (policy) between the participating network slices and investigate how these sharing agreements affect the frequency of optimization trigger events.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781538631805
ISBN (Print)9781538631812
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jul 2018
Event2018 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) - Kansas City, United States
Duration: 20 May 201824 May 2018 (Link to conference website)

Publication series

ISSN (Electronic)1938-1883


Conference2018 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC)
Abbreviated titleIEEE ICC 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityKansas City
Internet address


  • HetNet
  • small cells
  • virtualization
  • radio resource pooling
  • dynamic spectrum
  • slicing


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