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Future Internet 2018, 10(7), 66; https://doi.org/10.3390/fi10070066

Enabling Trustworthy Multicast Wireless Services through D2D Communications in 5G Networks

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DIIES, University “Mediterranea” of Reggio Calabria, Via Graziella, Loc. Feo di Vito, 89100 Reggio Calabria, Italy
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Ericsson Research, Hirsalantie 11, 02420 Jorvas, Finland
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Received: 9 June 2018 / Revised: 5 July 2018 / Accepted: 9 July 2018 / Published: 11 July 2018
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Abstract

Device-to-device (D2D) communication is considered as one of the key enabling technologies for fifth-generation (5G) networks as it allows data offloading generated by the huge number of connected devices. In this respect, group-oriented services are among the most interesting usage scenarios. Indeed, D2D can improve the performance of the conventional multicast scheme (CMS) in cellular networks, which is known to suffer from low spectral efficiency. Security is a further key field of investigation for 5G systems, as any threat to privacy and security may lead to both deteriorated user experience and inefficient network resources’ utilization. Security issues are even more in focus for D2D connections between devices that are in mutual proximity. To improve the CMS performance and also sustain security requirements of the 5G network, this work proposes a secure D2D data transmission algorithm. Making use of mechanisms such as encryption and signature, this algorithm aims to protect the exchanged data and the privacy of the devices involved in the communication. A simulation campaign conducted using MATLAB shows the ability of the proposed solution to take advantage of the establishment of secure D2D communications and efficiently utilize network resources. View Full-Text
Keywords: device-to-device (D2D) communication; 5G networks; security; multicasting device-to-device (D2D) communication; 5G networks; security; multicasting
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Pizzi, S.; Suraci, C.; Militano, L.; Orsino, A.; Molinaro, A.; Iera, A.; Araniti, G. Enabling Trustworthy Multicast Wireless Services through D2D Communications in 5G Networks. Future Internet 2018, 10, 66.

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