A1 Journal article (refereed)
Towards Service-oriented 5G : Virtualizing the Networks for Everything-as-a-Service (2018)

Chang, Z., Zhou, Z., Zhou, S., Chen, T., & Ristaniemi, T. (2018). Towards Service-oriented 5G : Virtualizing the Networks for Everything-as-a-Service. IEEE Access, 6, 1480-1489. https://doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2017.2779170

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All authors or editors: Chang, Zheng; Zhou, Zhenyu; Zhou, Sheng; Chen, Tao; Ristaniemi, Tapani

Journal or series: IEEE Access

ISSN: 2169-3536

eISSN: 2169-3536

Publication year: 2018

Volume: 6

Issue number: 0

Pages range: 1480-1489

Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Publication country: United States

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2017.2779170

Publication open access: Openly available

Publication channel open access: Open Access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/57071


It is widely acknowledged that the forthcoming 5G architecture will be highly heterogeneous and deployed with high degree of density. These changes over the current 4G bring many challenges on how to achieve an efficient operation from the network management perspective. In this paper, we introduce revolutionary vision of the future 5G wireless networks, in which operating the wireless networks is no longer limited by hardware or even software. Specifically, by the idea of virtualizing the wireless networks, which has recently gained increasing attention, we introduce the everything-as-a-service (XaaS) taxonomy to light the way towards designing the service-oriented wireless networks. The concepts and challenges along with the research opportunities for realizing XaaS in wireless networks are overviewed and discussed.

Keywords: wireless networks; 5G technology; virtualisation

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Reporting Year: 2018

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