Cloud Mobile Networks

From RAN to EPC

  • Mojtaba Vaezi
  • Ying Zhang

Part of the Wireless Networks book series (WN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Mojtaba Vaezi, Ying Zhang
    Pages 1-10
  3. Mojtaba Vaezi, Ying Zhang
    Pages 11-31
  4. Mojtaba Vaezi, Ying Zhang
    Pages 33-46
  5. Mojtaba Vaezi, Ying Zhang
    Pages 57-66
  6. Mojtaba Vaezi, Ying Zhang
    Pages 67-86
  7. Mojtaba Vaezi, Ying Zhang
    Pages 87-107
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 109-117

About this book


This book explores the challenges and opportunities in exploiting cloud technologies for 5G, ranging from radio access network (RAN) to the evolved packet core (EPC). With a specific focus on cloud RAN and EPC, the text carefully explains the influence of recent network technologies such as software defined networking (SDN), visualization, and cloud technologies in the evolution of architecture for future mobile networks. The book discusses the causes, benefits and challenges of cloud RAN and its interplay with other evolving technologies for future mobile networks.

Researchers and professionals involved in mobile technology or cloud computing will find this book a valuable resource. The text is also suitable for advanced-level students studying all types of networking.


Radio access networks (RAN) Cloud RAN C-RAN Virtualization Cloud computing Software defined networking (SDN) Network functions virtualization (NFV) Evolved packet core (EPC) Mobile backhaul Fronthaul Distributed antenna systems (DAS) HetNets Small cells Long term evolution (LTE) 5G 3GPP

Authors and affiliations

  • Mojtaba Vaezi
    • 1
  • Ying Zhang
    • 2
  1. 1.Princeton University PrincetonUSA
  2. 2.Hewlett Packard LabsFremontUSA

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