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CoNTe: A Core Network Temporal Blockchain for 5G

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Department of Information and Communications Technologies, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, 08005 Barcelona, Spain
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Telecommunications Technological Centre of Catalonia (CTTC/CERCA), 08860 Castelldefels, Spain
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Sensors 2020, 20(18), 5281; https://doi.org/10.3390/s20185281
Received: 19 August 2020 / Revised: 10 September 2020 / Accepted: 11 September 2020 / Published: 15 September 2020
Virtual Network Functions allow the effective separation between hardware and network functionality, a strong paradigm shift from previously tightly integrated monolithic, vendor, and technology dependent deployments. In this virtualized paradigm, all aspects of network operations can be made to deploy on demand, dynamically scale, as well as be shared and interworked in ways that mirror behaviors of general cloud computing. To date, although seeing rising demand, distributed ledger technology remains largely incompatible in such elastic deployments, by its nature as functioning as an immutable record store. This work focuses on the structural incompatibility of current blockchain designs and proposes a novel, temporal blockchain design built atop federated byzantine agreement, which has the ability to dynamically scale and be packaged as a Virtual Network Function (VNF) for the 5G Core. View Full-Text
Keywords: blockchain; 5G-specific blockchain; software-defined networks; network functions virtualization; distributed algorithms blockchain; 5G-specific blockchain; software-defined networks; network functions virtualization; distributed algorithms
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Platt, S.; Sanabria-Russo, L.; Oliver, M. CoNTe: A Core Network Temporal Blockchain for 5G. Sensors 2020, 20, 5281. https://doi.org/10.3390/s20185281

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Platt S, Sanabria-Russo L, Oliver M. CoNTe: A Core Network Temporal Blockchain for 5G. Sensors. 2020; 20(18):5281. https://doi.org/10.3390/s20185281

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Platt, Steven, Luis Sanabria-Russo, and Miquel Oliver. 2020. "CoNTe: A Core Network Temporal Blockchain for 5G" Sensors 20, no. 18: 5281. https://doi.org/10.3390/s20185281

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