Software Defined Networks and Data Distribution Service as Key Features for the 5G Control Plane

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Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 801)


The latency and flexible requirements of the 5G network are challenging telecommunication operators to have a more flexible, scalable, faster and programmable architecture. To solve this problem, this paper proposes a hybrid hierarchical set of Software Defined Networks (SDN) controllers as the control plane for 5G networks. The architecture is based on a federation of hierarchically-superior controllers which use Data Distribution Service (DDS) to communicate among each other and coordinate multiple sub-network controllers.


SDN 5G Area controller Global controller DDS 



This work has been supported by the Ministerio de Economia y Competitividad of the Spanish Government under the projects TEC2016-76795-C6-1-R and AEI/FEDER, UE.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Deparment of Network EngineeringUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC)CastelldefelsSpain

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