This book provides a comprehensive guide to the emerging field of network slicing and its importance to bringing novel 5G applications into fruition. The authors discuss the current trends, novel enabling technologies, and current challenges imposed on the cellular networks. Resource management aspects of network slicing are also discussed by summarizing and comparing traditional game theoretic and optimization based solutions. Finally, the book presents some use cases of network slicing and applications for vertical industries. Topics include 5G deliverables, Radio Access Network (RAN) resources, and Core Network (CN) resources.
- Discusses the 5G network requirements and the challenges therein and how network slicing offers a solution
- Features the enabling technologies of future networks and how network slicing will play a role
- Presents the role of machine learning and data analytics for future cellular networks along with summarizing the machine learning approaches for 5G and beyond networks