student profile: Mr Muntadher Alshaikh Ali


Thesis work

Thesis title: A Centralized Resource Management Framework for Software-Defined Heterogeneous Network: A Traffic Engineering-based Approach

Supervisors: Yong ZENG , Abbas JAMALIPOUR

Thesis abstract:

The tremendously growing traffic demands posed a pronounced generic problem of spectrum scarcity for wireless networks, such as LTE. A milestone solution, proposed by the Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP), signalled the possibility of a limited unlicensed spectrum employment for cellular networks. Unlicensed spectrum sharing, however, potentially exacerbates the service quality of legacy technologies already utilizing the unlicensed band, such as Wi-Fi. Present solutions could not render a great leap towards perfect unlicensed spectrum allocation for heterogeneous network due to complete reliance on a distributed carrier-sensing approach and a lack of global spectrum awareness. Software-Defined Networking (SDN) is a cutting-edge emerging technique featured with global view aspect. To that end, a harmonious licensed-unlicensed spectrum management framework is proposed for heterogeneous network coexisting in a software defined environment.

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