Date of Graduation
Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources
Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering
In the past few decades, there was an increase in the number of devices that have wireless capabilities such as phones, televisions, and home appliances. With the high demand for wireless networking, the fifth generation (5G) of mobile networks was designed to support the different services of new applications. In addition, one of the technical issues that 5G would evolve is the increase in traffic and the need to satisfy the user’s experience. With the evolution of wireless networking and 5G, Network Slicing has been introduced to accommodate the diverse requirements of the applications. Thus, network slicing is the concept of partitioning the physical network infrastructure into multiple self-contained logical pieces which can be identified as slices. Each slice can be customized to serve and meet different network requirements and characteristics. In terms of security, network security has allowed for new security vulnerabilities such as Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) and resource exhaustion. However, slices can be isolated to provide better resource isolation. In addition, each slice is considered an end-to-end virtual network, operators would be able to allocate resources to the tenants which are the service providers. The isolated resources are controlled by the tenants; each tenant has control over how to use them to meet the requirements of the clients. One of the challenges in network slicing is RAN slicing. The target of RAN Slicing is to meet the QoS requirements of different services for each end-user. However, the coexistence of different services is challenging because each service has its requirements. Each slice must estimate its network demands based on the QoS requirements and control the admission to the slice. To solve this issue, we consider the scenario for the enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB) and the ultra-reliable-low-latency communication (URLLC) use cases’ coexistence, and we slice the RAN based on the priority of the user application
Alghawi, Raneem Jassim, "Network Slicing in 5G: Admission, Scheduling, and Security" (2022). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 11346.