Seminar on "Automation of 5G Core Networks"

Anwer Al-Dulaimi

Date: April 29, 2019

Time: 11:30am

Location: Room A209, Povo1 - floor "0"

Title: Automation of 5G Core Networks

Speaker: Anwer Al-Dulaimi

Affiliation: EXFO Inc., VTS Distinguished Lecturer

Abstract: The fifth-generation core network (5GC) will be deployed in the form of software packages running in cloud datacenters. This 5GC is structured in different forms of reference point and service-based architecture (SBA) that are all running concurrently in cloud. However, this migration towards native-cloud deployments makes 5GC vulnerable to various cyber and physical complexities causing additional time delays for service processing. Therefore, it is necessary to define new architectural models that enforce  5G performance requirements of sub-milliseconds delays and multigigabit throughputs. This distinguished lecture explores fully automated networks that employ orchestrators to reduce the impacts of underlaying computing infrastructure through sophisticated deployments of local 5GCs at distributed-clouds. The goal is to create a vision forward for fully interconnected networks that bridge various physical and virtual domains.  

About the Speaker (short bio): Anwer Al-Dulaimi is a System Engineering Specialist in the R&D department at EXFO, Toronto, Canada. He received his Ph.D. degree in electrical and electronic engineering from Brunel University, London, UK in 2012. He is the editor of IEEE 5G Initiative Series in IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine, associate editor of IEEE Communication Magazine, and editor of vehicular networking series in IEEE Communication Standards Magazine. He is the chair of IEEE 1932.1 Working Group “Standard for Licensed/Unlicensed Spectrum Interoperability in Wireless Mobile Network”.