This book explores the challenges and opportunities in exploiting cloud technologies for 5G, ranging from radio access network (RAN) to the evolved packet core (EPC). With a specific focus on cloud RAN and EPC, the text carefully explains the influence of recent network technologies such as software defined networking (SDN), visualization, and cloud technologies in the evolution of architecture for future mobile networks. The book discusses the causes, benefits and challenges of cloud RAN and its interplay with other evolving technologies for future mobile networks.
Researchers and professionals involved in mobile technology or cloud computing will find this book a valuable resource. The text is also suitable for advanced-level students studying all types of networking.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Virtualization And Cloud Computing
Chapter 3 Software-Defined Networks Principles And Use Case Scenarios
Chapter 4 Virtualizing The Network Services: Network Function Virtualization
Chapter 5 Sdn/Nfv Telco Case Studies
Chapter 6 Radio Access Network Evolution
Chapter 7 Cloud Ran