Future mode of operations for 5G – The SELFNET approach enabled by SDN/NFV

Pedro Neves, Rui Calé, Mário Costa, Gonçalo Gaspar, Jose Alcaraz-Calero, Qi Wang, James Nightingale, Giacomo Bernini, Gino Carrozzo, Ángel Valdivieso, Luis Javier García Villalba, Maria Barros, Anastasius Gravas, José Santos, Ricardo Maia, Ricardo Preto

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The 5G infrastructure initiative in Europe1 5G Infrastructure Public Private Partnership, [Online]. Available here: https://5g-ppp.eu/ has agreed a number of challenging key performance indicators (KPIs) to significantly enhance the user experience and support a number of use cases with very demanding requirements on the network infrastructure. At the same time there is high pressure on the reduction of the operational expenditure (OPEX). A contribution to meeting the KPIs and to reduce OPEX is to evolve the management of the network into a fully autonomic and intelligent framework. Based on advanced technologies, such as Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV), the EU H2020 project SELFNET (https://selfnet-5g.eu/) is proposing an advanced network management framework to achieve these objectives.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)229-246
Number of pages18
JournalComputer Standards and Interfaces
Issue numberPart 4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2017


  • 5G
  • Autonomic management
  • Network Functions Virtualization
  • Self-Organizing Networks
  • Software Defined Networking

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