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Software Defined Mobile Networks (SDMN)

Book Description

This book describes the concept of a Software Defined Mobile Network (SDMN), which will impact the network architecture of current LTE (3GPP) networks. SDN will also open up new opportunities for traffic, resource and mobility management, as well as impose new challenges on network security. Therefore, the book addresses the main affected areas such as traffic, resource and mobility management, virtualized traffics transportation, network management, network security and techno economic concepts. Moreover, a complete introduction to SDN and SDMN concepts. Furthermore, the reader will be introduced to cutting-edge knowledge in areas such as network virtualization, as well as SDN concepts relevant to next generation mobile networks. Finally, by the end of the book the reader will be familiar with the feasibility and opportunities of SDMN concepts, and will be able to evaluate the limits of performance and scalability of these new technologies while applying them to mobile broadb and networks.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title page
  3. Editors
  4. Contributors
  5. Foreword
  6. Foreword
  7. Preface
    1. The Need for SDMN
    2. SDN and NFV Development
    3. SDMN Standardization
    4. Intended Audience
    5. Organization of the Book
  8. Acknowledgments
  9. Abbreviations
  10. Part I: Introduction
    1. 1 Overview
      1. 1.1 Present Mobile Networks and Their Limitations
      2. 1.2 Software Defined Mobile Network
      3. 1.3 Key Benefits of SDMN
      4. 1.4 Conclusion
      5. References
    2. 2 Mobile Network History
      1. 2.1 Overview
      2. 2.2 The Evolution of the Mobile Network
      3. 2.3 Limitations and Challenges in Current Mobile Networks
      4. 2.4 Requirement in Future Mobile Networks
      5. Reference
    3. 3 Software Defined Networking Concepts
      1. 3.1 Introduction
      2. 3.2 SDN History and Evolution
      3. 3.3 SDN Paradigm and Applications
      4. 3.4 Impact of SDN to Research and Industry
      5. References
    4. 4 Wireless Software Defined Networking
      1. 4.1 Introduction
      2. 4.2 SDN for Wireless
      3. 4.3 Related Works
      4. 4.4 Wireless SDN Opportunities
      5. 4.5 Wireless SDN Challenges
      6. 4.6 Conclusion
      7. References
    5. 5 Leveraging SDN for the 5G Networks
      1. 5.1 Introduction
      2. 5.2 Evolution of the Wireless Communication toward the 5G
      3. 5.3 Software Defined Networks
      4. 5.4 NFV
      5. 5.5 Information-Centric Networking
      6. 5.6 Mobile and Wireless Networks
      7. 5.7 Cooperative Cellular Networks
      8. 5.8 Unification of the Control Plane
      9. 5.9 Supporting Automatic QoS Provisioning
      10. 5.10 Cognitive Network Management and Operation
      11. 5.11 Role of Satellites in the 5G Networks
      12. 5.12 Conclusion
      13. References
  11. Part II: SDMN Architectures and Network Implementation
    1. 6 LTE Architecture Integration with SDN
      1. 6.1 Overview
      2. 6.2 Restructuring Mobile Networks to SDN
      3. 6.3 Mobile Backhaul Scaling
      4. 6.4 Security and Distributed FW
      5. 6.5 SDN and LTE Integration Benefits
      6. 6.6 SDN and LTE Integration Benefits for End Users
      7. 6.7 Related Work and Research Questions
      8. 6.8 Conclusions
      9. References
    2. 7 EPC in the Cloud
      1. 7.1 Introduction
      2. 7.2 EPC in the Cloud Version 1.0
      3. 7.3 EPC in the Cloud Version 2.0?
      4. 7.4 Incorporating Mobile Services into Cross-Domain Orchestration with SP-SDN
      5. 7.5 Summary and Conclusions
      6. References
    3. 8 The Controller Placement Problem in Software Defined Mobile Networks (SDMN)
      1. 8.1 Introduction
      2. 8.2 SDN and Mobile Networks
      3. 8.3 Performance Objectives for SDMN Controller Placement
      4. 8.4 CPP
      5. 8.5 Conclusion
      6. References
    4. 9 Technology Evolution in Mobile Networks
      1. 9.1 Introduction
      2. 9.2 Generic Technology Evolution
      3. 9.3 Study Framework
      4. 9.4 Overview on Cloud Computing
      5. 9.5 Example Platform: OpenStack
      6. 9.6 Case Analysis
      7. 9.7 Discussion
      8. 9.8 Summary
      9. Acknowledgments
      10. References
  12. Part III: Traffic Transport and Network Management
    1. 10 Mobile Network Function and Service Delivery Virtualization and Orchestration
      1. 10.1 Introduction
      2. 10.2 NFV
      3. 10.3 SDN
      4. 10.4 The Mobility Use Case
      5. 10.5 Virtual Networking in Data Centers
      6. 10.6 Summary
      7. References
    2. 11 Survey of Traffic Management in Software Defined Mobile Networks
      1. 11.1 Overview
      2. 11.2 Traffic Management in Mobile Networks
      3. 11.3 QoS Enforcement and Policy Control in 3G/4G Networks
      4. 11.4 Traffic Management in SDMNs
      5. 11.5 ALTO in SDMNs
      6. 11.6 Conclusions
      7. References
    3. 12 Software Defined Networks for Mobile Application Services
      1. 12.1 Overview
      2. 12.2 Overview of 3GPP Network Architecture
      3. 12.3 Wireless Network Architecture Evolution toward NFV and SDN
      4. 12.4 NFV/SDN Service Chaining
      5. 12.5 Open Research and Further Study
      6. Acknowledgments
      7. References
    4. 13 Load Balancing in Software Defined Mobile Networks
      1. 13.1 Introduction
      2. 13.2 Load Balancing in SDMN
      3. 13.3 Future Directions and Challenges for Load Balancing Technologies
      4. References
  13. Part IV: Resource and Mobility Management
    1. 14 QoE Management Framework for Internet Services in SDN-Enabled Mobile Networks
      1. 14.1 Overview
      2. 14.2 Introduction
      3. 14.3 State of the Art
      4. 14.4 QoE Framework Architecture
      5. 14.5 Quality Monitoring
      6. 14.6 Quality Rules
      7. 14.7 QoE Enforcement (QEN)
      8. 14.8 Demonstrator
      9. 14.9 Summary
      10. References
    2. 15 Software Defined Mobility Management for Mobile Internet
      1. 15.1 Overview
      2. 15.2 Internet Mobility and Problem Statement
      3. 15.3 Software Defined Internet Mobility Management
      4. 15.4 Conclusion
      5. References
    3. 16 Mobile Virtual Network Operators
      1. 16.1 Introduction
      2. 16.2 Architecture of MVNO: An SDMN Perspective
      3. 16.3 MNO, MVNE, and MVNA Interactions with MVNO
      4. 16.4 MVNO Developments in 3G, 4G, and LTE
      5. 16.5 Cognitive MVNO
      6. 16.6 MVNO Business Strategies
      7. 16.7 Conclusions
      8. 16.8 Future Directions
      9. References
  14. Part V: Security and Economic Aspects
    1. 17 Software Defined Mobile Network Security
      1. 17.1 Introduction
      2. 17.2 Evolving Threat Landscape for Mobile Networks
      3. 17.3 Traditional Ways to Cope with Security Threats in Mobile Networks
      4. 17.4 Principles of Adequate Security for Mobile Network
      5. 17.5 Typical Security Architecture for Mobile Networks
      6. 17.6 Enhanced Security for SDMN
      7. 17.7 SDMN Security Applications
      8. References
    2. 18 Security Aspects of SDMN
      1. 18.1 Overview
      2. 18.2 State of the Art and Security Challenges in SDMN Architectures
      3. 18.3 Monitoring Techniques
      4. 18.4 Other Important Aspects
      5. 18.5 Conclusion
      6. References
    3. 19 SDMN
      1. 19.1 Introduction
      2. 19.2 From Current Mobile Networks to SDMN
      3. 19.3 Business Roles of SDMN
      4. 19.4 Industry Architectures of Evolutionary SDMN
      5. 19.5 Industry Architectures of Revolutionary SDMN
      6. 19.6 Discussion
      7. References
  15. Index
  16. End User License Agreement