An openflow architecture for energy-aware traffic engineering in mobile networks Articles uri icon

publication date

  • July 2015

start page

  • 54

end page

  • 60

issue

  • 4

volume

  • 29

international standard serial number (ISSN)

  • 0890-8044

electronic international standard serial number (EISSN)

  • 1558-156X

abstract

  • To cope with the growing traffic demand, future mobile networks will be denser and integrate heterogeneous technologies. However, if not properly engineered, such networks may incur huge energy waste when there is little traffic, and may suffer from an unbearable management burden caused by the variety of technologies integrated. In this article, we propose and implement a novel management architecture for mobile networks based on OpenFlow, which supports resource-on-demand provisioning in a centralized control plane, and hides the technology specifics from the controller through the use of abstractions. The feasibility of the approach is demonstrated by a real-life prototype based on commercial off-the-shelf devices.

keywords

  • Mobile communication
    IEEE 802.11 Standard
    Mobile computing
    Network architecture
    Wireless communication
    Computer architecture
    Databases
    Software defined networking
    Software radio