Performance Study of Large Scale Network Slice Deployment in a 5G Core Testbed

Vittal, Shwetha and Chilukuri, Aditya and Sarkar, Sourav and Shinde, Akshitha and Franklin, Antony (2021) Performance Study of Large Scale Network Slice Deployment in a 5G Core Testbed. In: 4th IEEE 5G World Forum, 5GWF 2021, 13 October 2021through 15 October 2021, Virtual, Online.

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Network slicing in 5G forms a pivotal enabler to satisfy unprecedented requirements in terms of data rate, latency, and capacity in the form of heterogeneous network services namely, enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB), ultra Reliable Low Latency Communications (uRLLC), and massive Machine Type Communication (mMTC) by building end to end logical network. In this paper, we study the performance of various network slice deployment modes in a Network Function Virtualization (NFV) based 5G Core (5GC) for High Availability (HA) and Reliable functioning keeping in mind Capital Expenditure (CAPEX) and Operating Expenditure (OPEX). Our experimental results on the in-house 3GPP compliant testbed prototype of 5GC show that the completely shared slice mode saves the resources and its cost (about 66.6% compared to the isolated mode). However, it risks HA and reliability of slice service by consuming additional time (about 40 seconds) during activation, for serving a maximum of 90K subscribers. Whereas, the completely isolated mode caters to reliable slice service using dedicated resources but, with higher CAPEX and OPEX to Telecommunications Service Provider (TSP)s. A reasonable middle-ground partially shared mode of slice functioning balances both reliability and cost concerns. We believe that this work will guide TSPs in building autonomous, smart management, and orchestration of network slice deployments. © 2021 IEEE.

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Franklin, Antony
Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: ACKNOWLEDGMENT This work has been supported by the Department of Telecommunications,Ministry of Communications, India as part of the “Indigenous 5G Test Bed” project.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Capital expenditures; Data capacity; Data latencies; Data-rate; High availability; Isolated modes; Large-scale network; Network slicing; Networks services; Performance study
Subjects: Computer science
Divisions: Department of Computer Science & Engineering
Depositing User: . LibTrainee 2021
Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2022 07:13
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2022 07:13
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