Software Defined Networking (SDN), Network Function Virtualisation (NFV) and Cloud Computing for 5G and Beyond Systems
We begin with a description of major new RAN technologies for 5G systems. This will be followed by introduction to how a combination of licensed and unlicensed band will jointly deliver the expected performance. This includes an overview of LAA, LWA, LWIP, and eLWA technologies. The third section of the presentation will discuss the future core network technologies and the resulting flexible network architecture solutions leveraging the confluence of IT and telecommunications. More specifically, this part will go into the details of virtualization and SDN by covering such topics as the benefits of virtualization, consideration of planning and deployment of a 5G eco-system, potential architectures and ecosystems, standards activities targeting the 5G systems, and some selected use cases of (androadmap towards) NFV deployments. After a brief introduction to advances in front- haul/backhaul access, we will discuss how high capacity networks can benefit from SDN/NFV techniques and cloud network architecture. This talk will conclude with a brief description of open research and technology challenges for implementation of future generation networks.