Soft-defined heterogeneous vehicular network: architecture and challenges

Zheng, Kan, Hou, Lu, Meng, Hanlin, Zheng, Qiang, Lu, Ning, and Lei, Lei (2016) Soft-defined heterogeneous vehicular network: architecture and challenges. IEEE Network, 30 (4). pp. 72-80.

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HetVNETs can meet various QoS requirements for intelligent transport system services by integrating different access networks coherently. However, the current network architecture for HetVNET cannot efficiently deal with the increasing demands of a rapidly changing network landscape. Thanks to the centralization and flexibility of the Cloud-RAN, soft-defined networking can conveniently be applied to support the dynamic nature of future HetVNET functions and various applications while reducing the operating costs. In this article, we first propose the multi-layer Cloud-RAN architecture for implementing the new network, where the multi-domain resources can be exploited as needed for vehicle users. Then the high-level design of a soft-defined HetVNET is presented in detail. Finally, we briefly discuss key challenges and solutions for this new network, corroborating its feasibility in the emerging fifth-generation era.

Item ID: 54266
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1558-156X
Funders: National High-Tech R&D Program (NHTP), National Science Foundation of China (NSFC), National Key Technology R&D Program of China (NKTP), Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (FRFCU)
Projects and Grants: NHTP 863 program 2015AA01A705, NSFC no. 6131009, NKTP no. 2015ZX03002009-004, FRFCU no. 2014ZD03-02
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2018 05:54
FoR Codes: 40 ENGINEERING > 4006 Communications engineering > 400608 Wireless communication systems and technologies (incl. microwave and millimetrewave) @ 100%
SEO Codes: 89 INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION SERVICES > 8901 Communication Networks and Services > 890103 Mobile Data Networks and Services @ 100%
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