Friday, May 26, 2017

Mixing MACs: An Introduction to Hybrid Radio Wireless Virtualization

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Abstract— This study presents the design of the hybrid wireless virtualization (HWV) controller based network architecture. Using a HWV controller, an unified approach can be taken for provisioning and management of virtualized heterogeneous radios, irrespective of their MAC and PHY layer mechanisms. It is shown that the airtime occupancy by transmissions from different slices or groups can be used as a single metric for tying these virtualized platforms. 

This paper discusses the architecture for doing a "network function virtualization" for wireless networks. An application for such virtualization of the radio architecture fits in directly with the neutral hosting concept being suggested in 5G wireless networks.

The HWV controller can account and dynamically re-provision slice quotas, which can be used for maximizing the network operator’s revenue or aggregate system throughput performance. Results from simulations show that an HWV controller based infrastructure is able to improve the revenue generated from a single virtualized basestation and an AP by up to 40% under tested conditions.

Citation information:
G. Bhanage, "Mixing MACs: An Introduction to Hybrid Radio Wireless Virtualization" arXiv preprint arXiv:1705.06215, 2017

  title={Mixing MACs: An Introduction to Hybrid Radio Wireless Virtualization},
  author={Bhanage, Gautam},
  journal={arXiv preprint arXiv:1705.06215},