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Performance Evaluation of 5G Access Technologies and SDN Transport Network on an NS3 Simulator

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Fondazione Ugo Bordoni, Viale del Policlinico 147, 00161 Roma, Italy
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Dipartimento di Ingegneria, Roma Tre University, 00146 Rome, Italy
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This article is an extended version of paper titled Studying and Simulation of a NS3 framework towards a 5G Complete Network Platform and presented in the International Conference on Fixed Optics in Access Networks (FOAN) held in Sarajevo (BiH), 2–4 September 2019.
Computers 2020, 9(2), 43; https://doi.org/10.3390/computers9020043
Received: 24 April 2020 / Revised: 21 May 2020 / Accepted: 22 May 2020 / Published: 27 May 2020
In this article, we deal with the enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB) service class, defined within the new 5G communication paradigm, to evaluate the impact of the transition from 4G to 5G access technology on the Radio Access Network and on the Transport Network. Simulation results are obtained with ns3 and performance analyses are focused on 6 GHz radio scenarios for the Radio Access Network, where an Non-Standalone 5G configuration has been assumed, and on SDN-based scenarios for the Transport Network. Inspired by the 5G Transformer model, we describe and simulate each single element of the three main functional plains of the proposed architecture to aim a preliminary evaluation of the end-to-end system performances. View Full-Text
Keywords: 5G; SDN; LTE; vertical slice 5G; SDN; LTE; vertical slice
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Lavacca, F.G.; Salvo, P.; Ferranti, L.; Speranza, A.; Costantini, L. Performance Evaluation of 5G Access Technologies and SDN Transport Network on an NS3 Simulator. Computers 2020, 9, 43.

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