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SDN Controller for LTE Networks

by S. Rajalakshmi, N. Deepika, Srivardhini C.S., Vignesh A.C., Vignesh D.V.
International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Volume 133 - Number 3
Year of Publication: 2016
Authors: S. Rajalakshmi, N. Deepika, Srivardhini C.S., Vignesh A.C., Vignesh D.V.
10.5120/ijca2016907782

S. Rajalakshmi, N. Deepika, Srivardhini C.S., Vignesh A.C., Vignesh D.V. . SDN Controller for LTE Networks. International Journal of Computer Applications. 133, 3 ( January 2016), 31-36. DOI=10.5120/ijca2016907782

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author = { S. Rajalakshmi, N. Deepika, Srivardhini C.S., Vignesh A.C., Vignesh D.V. },
title = { SDN Controller for LTE Networks },
journal = { International Journal of Computer Applications },
issue_date = { January 2016 },
volume = { 133 },
number = { 3 },
month = { January },
year = { 2016 },
issn = { 0975-8887 },
pages = { 31-36 },
numpages = {9},
url = { https://ijcaonline.org/archives/volume133/number3/23768-2016907782/ },
doi = { 10.5120/ijca2016907782 },
publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
address = {New York, USA}
}
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%A Srivardhini C.S.
%A Vignesh A.C.
%A Vignesh D.V.
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%J International Journal of Computer Applications
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%V 133
%N 3
%P 31-36
%D 2016
%I Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Abstract

LTE (Long Term Evolution) networks are capable of handling tremendous user loads with the current user base estimated to be in hundreds of millions. LTE is superior to older telecommunication networks, yet it suffers from issues like inflexible & expensive equipment, complex control plane protocols, coupling of control and data planes in devices and equipments and so on. It is therefore decided to make use of SDN architecture. SDN (Software Defined Networking) allows us to separate the intelligence of the network components by shifting the decision making abilities to a separate software component. It overcomes certain drawbacks in LTE networks through decoupling of the control plane and data plane activities, making the control plane more programmable and to abstract the underlying infrastructure. Thus an overall view of the network is gained which can be effectively manipulated as per requirement.

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Index Terms

Computer Science
Information Sciences

Keywords

LTE SDN Control Plane Data Plane Power Efficiency Load Balancing.