A Novel LTE Wireless Virtualization Framework

  • Yasir Zaki
  • Liang Zhao
  • Carmelita Goerg
  • Andreas Timm-Giel
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 68)


Network virtualization is one of the topics that recently have been receiving attention in the research community. It is becoming evidently clear that network virtualization will be a major player in the shaping of the Future Internet. Many research projects around the world are studying different aspects of network virtualization: some are focusing on resource virtualization like Node, Server and Router virtualization; while others are focusing on building a framework to setup virtual networks on the fly based on the different virtual resources. In spite of all that work, we still think that one very important piece of the puzzle is still missing that is “Wireless Virtualization”. According to the best of our knowledge, the virtualization of the wireless medium has not yet received the appropriate attention it is entitled to, and there has been very small work done in that field. This is why this paper is proposing a framework for the virtualization of the wireless medium. This framework is proposed to virtualize mobile communication systems so that multiple operators can share the same physical resources. We mainly focus on the Long Term Evolution (LTE) but the framework can also be generalized to fit any other wireless system.


network virtualization wireless virtualization LTE simulations Future Internet 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yasir Zaki
    • 1
  • Liang Zhao
    • 1
  • Carmelita Goerg
    • 1
  • Andreas Timm-Giel
    • 2
  1. 1.Communication Networks, TZIUniversity of BremenBremenGermany
  2. 2.Institute of Communication NetworksTUHHHamburgGermany

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