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A practical approach to slicing Wi-Fi RANs in future 5G networks

Joan Josep Aleixendri; August Betzler; Daniel Camps-Mur


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      <creatorName>Joan Josep Aleixendri</creatorName>
      <affiliation>i2CAT Foundation</affiliation>
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    <creator>
      <creatorName>August Betzler</creatorName>
      <affiliation>i2CAT Foundation</affiliation>
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    <creator>
      <creatorName>Daniel Camps-Mur</creatorName>
      <affiliation>i2CAT Foundation</affiliation>
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  <titles>
    <title>A practical approach to slicing Wi-Fi RANs in future 5G networks</title>
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  <publisher>Zenodo</publisher>
  <publicationYear>2019</publicationYear>
  <subjects>
    <subject>Slicing, Wi-Fi, Airtime, SDN</subject>
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  <dates>
    <date dateType="Issued">2019-04-30</date>
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  <resourceType resourceTypeGeneral="Text">Conference paper</resourceType>
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    <relatedIdentifier relatedIdentifierType="DOI" relationType="IsIdenticalTo">10.1109/WCNC.2019.8885777</relatedIdentifier>
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    <rights rightsURI="info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess">Open Access</rights>
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    <description descriptionType="Abstract">&lt;p&gt;To deliver on the vision of network slicing, future 5G networks will have to provide virtualization and isolation for a variety of Radio Access Network (RAN) technologies. In this paper we study how to implement RAN slicing in Wi-Fi networks. In particular, we present a scheduling algorithm that allocates airtime through a set of virtual Wi-Fi interfaces executing on the same or different physical radios, in order to fulfill each tenant&amp;rsquo;s Service Level Agreement. We demonstrate a practical implementation of our scheduler on Linux systems based on the mac80211 driver that contrary to other existing solutions is independent from underlying hardware drivers. Finally, we experimentally evaluate the performance of our scheme through a set of realistic experiments.&lt;/p&gt;</description>
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      <funderName>European Commission</funderName>
      <funderIdentifier funderIdentifierType="Crossref Funder ID">10.13039/501100000780</funderIdentifier>
      <awardNumber awardURI="info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/H2020/761508/">761508</awardNumber>
      <awardTitle>5GCITY</awardTitle>
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