Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Information Systems and Industrial Applications

Analysis on Applying SDN in Wireless Networks from Operation View

Authors
W.Q Sun, H.W Li, J.P Wu
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W.Q Sun
Available Online June 2015.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/cisia-15.2015.26How to use a DOI?
Keywords
SDN; operation; wireless network; challenges
Abstract
Software-defined network (SDN) has received great concern because of its prominent advantages in some aspects such as high flexibility, programmability and dynamic management, etc. Recently, some works begin to apply the concept of SDN in mobile networks to make the networks more open and agile. However, exploiting SDN in wireless networks is still in the initial stages. The potential challenges of applying SDN in an operation wireless network remain unexplored. In this paper, we first summarize related researches and explain the advantages brought by adopting SDN in wireless networks. Then, potential challenges are analyzed base on operation data in a large-scale WLAN. What can be found is that the challenges are either different or more severe than problems of SDN in wired networks because of special characteristics in wireless and mobile environment. In addition, several existing proposals and potential methods concerning on scalability problems are introduced. The analyses in this paper could provide some hints when applying the SDN concept into an operation wireless network.
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Proceedings
International Conference on Computer Information Systems and Industrial Applications
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Advances in Computer Science Research
Publication Date
June 2015
ISBN
978-94-62520-72-1
ISSN
2352-538X
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/cisia-15.2015.26How to use a DOI?
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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