LTE wireless virtualization and spectrum management
3rd Joint IFIP Wireless and Mobile Networking Conference, WMNC 2010: 5678740, 1-6 (2010-12-01)
Contribution to Conference
Many research initiatives have started looking into Future Internet solutions in order to satisfy the ever increasing requirements on the Internet and also to cope with the challenges existing in the current one. Some are proposing further enhancements while others are proposing completely new approaches. Network Virtualization is one solution that is able to combine these approaches and therefore, could play a central role in the Future Internet. It will enable the existence of multiple virtual networks on a common infrastructure even with different network architectures. Network Virtualization means setting up a network composed of individual virtualized network components, such as nodes, links, and routers. Mobility will remain a major requirement, which means that also wireless resources need to be virtualized. In this paper the Long Term Evolution (LTE) was chosen as a case study to extend Network Virtualization into the wireless area.