Performance Analysis of Local 5G Operator Architectures for Industrial Internet

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Title: Performance Analysis of Local 5G Operator Architectures for Industrial Internet
Authors: Siriwardhana, YushanPorambage, PawaniYlianttila, MikaLiyanage, Madhusanka
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Date: Dec-2020
Online since: 2021-04-14T09:53:49Z
Abstract: 5G calls for a network architecture that ensures ultra-responsive and ultra-reliable communication links, in addition to the high degree of flexibility and customization required by different vertical sectors. The novel concept called local 5G networks enables a versatile set of stakeholders to operate 5G networks within their premises with guaranteed quality and reliability to complement Mobile Network Operators’ (MNOs) offerings. In this paper, we propose a descriptive architecture for a local 5G operator which provides user specific and location specific services in a spatially confined environment i.e. industrial internet environment. In addition to that, we propose hybrid architecture options where both the local 5G operator and MNO collaboratively contribute to establishing the core network to cater to such communications. The architecture is discussed in terms of network functions and the operational units which entail the core and radio access networks in a smart factory environment which supports Industry 4.0 standards. Moreover, to realize the conceptual design, we provide simulation results for the latency measurements of the proposed architecture options with respect to an Augmented Reality (AR), massive wireless sensor networks and mobile robots use cases. Thereby we discuss the benefits of deploying core network functions locally to cater to specialized user requirements, rather than continuing with the conventional approach where only MNOs can deploy cellular networks.
Funding Details: European Commission
University College Dublin
Funding Details: Business Finland
Academy of Finland
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: IEEE
Journal: IEEE Internet of Things Journal
Volume: 7
Issue: 12
Start page: 11559
End page: 11575
Copyright (published version): 2020 IEEE
Keywords: Local 5G networksIndustrial internetIndustry 4.0Augmented reality5g mobile communicationsWireless sensor networks
DOI: 10.1109/JIOT.2020.3024875
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
ISSN: 2327-4662
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