Expanding the market of mobile network services and defining solutions that are cost efficient are the key challenges for next generation mobile networks. Network slicing is commonly considered to be the main instrument to exploit the flexibility of the new radio interface and core network functions. It targets splitting resources among services with different requirements and tailoring system parameters according to their needs. Regulation authorities also recognize network slicing as a way of opening the market to new players who can specialize in providing new mobile services acting as 'tenants' of the slices. Resources can also be distributed between infrastructure providers and tenants so that they meet the requirements of the services offered. In this paper, we propose a model for dynamic trading of mobile network resources in a market that enables automatic optimization of technical parameters and of economic prices according to high level policies defined by the tenants. We introduce a mathematical formulation for the problems of resource allocation and price definition and show how the proposed approach can cope with quite diverse service scenarios presenting a large set of numerical results.

Dynamic Resource Trading in Sliced Mobile Networks

Akgul, Ozgur Umut;Malanchini, Ilaria;Capone, Antonio
2019-01-01

Abstract

Expanding the market of mobile network services and defining solutions that are cost efficient are the key challenges for next generation mobile networks. Network slicing is commonly considered to be the main instrument to exploit the flexibility of the new radio interface and core network functions. It targets splitting resources among services with different requirements and tailoring system parameters according to their needs. Regulation authorities also recognize network slicing as a way of opening the market to new players who can specialize in providing new mobile services acting as 'tenants' of the slices. Resources can also be distributed between infrastructure providers and tenants so that they meet the requirements of the services offered. In this paper, we propose a model for dynamic trading of mobile network resources in a market that enables automatic optimization of technical parameters and of economic prices according to high level policies defined by the tenants. We introduce a mathematical formulation for the problems of resource allocation and price definition and show how the proposed approach can cope with quite diverse service scenarios presenting a large set of numerical results.
2019
dynamic resource sharing; infrastructure sharing; Network slicing; pricing mechanism; wireless market; Computer Networks and Communications; Electrical and Electronic Engineering
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