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The Economic Drivers for Network Elasticity

Bradford, Julie; Fletcher, Simon

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  "publisher": "Zenodo", 
  "DOI": "10.5281/zenodo.3268454", 
  "title": "The Economic Drivers for Network Elasticity", 
  "issued": {
    "date-parts": [
  "abstract": "<p>This short paper considers some of the economic drivers and considerations for elasticity as proposed in virtualised 5G network architectures such as under the 5G MoNArch project. The current commercial challenges faced in today&rsquo;s mobile networks are first introduced, and how network slicing and improved network flexibility and elasticity promises to go some way to addressing these. An evolved mobile ecosystem enabled by network slicing and virtualisation is applied to an example use cases to understand how network elasticity may drive better cost efficiencies within this framework.</p>", 
  "author": [
      "family": "Bradford, Julie"
      "family": "Fletcher, Simon"
  "id": "3268454", 
  "note": "\u00a92018 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all\nother uses, in any current or future media, including reprinting/republishing this material for\nadvertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works, for resale or redistribution to\nservers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted component of this work in other works.", 
  "event-place": "Ljubljana, Slovenia", 
  "type": "paper-conference", 
  "event": "European Conference on Networks and Communications (EuCNC)"
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