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 (US)
Title of host publication2018 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2018 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Print)9781538631805
StatePublished - Jul 27 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event2018 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2018 - Kansas City, United States
Duration: May 20 2018May 24 2018

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Communications
ISSN (Print)1550-3607


Other2018 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityKansas City

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


  • Dynamic spectrum
  • HetNet
  • Radio resource pooling
  • Slicing
  • Small Cells
  • Virtualization


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