The telecommunications industry have high interest on virtualization of mobile networks, and utilization of Cloud computing principles and data center processing capacity for mobile networks. This evolution will involved many new technologies, such as Software Defined Networking with related protocols, cloud computing SW platforms, networks resources virtualization and slicing, novel traffic management and optimization principles, and network security solutions. The project with study and validate the key areas of Software Defined Mobile Networks build on those technologies for new innovative networks concepts and architectures.
SIGMONA project will study these network technologies for the mobile networks, in particular for the evolution of LTE networks as mobile broadband networks. The project will apply SDN, virtualization and cloud computing for an innovative evolution step of the mobile networks for coping with the foreseen huge increase of mobile data traffic whilst maintaining economic viability. It is the target of the project to create a Software Defined Mobile Network, and validate the key concepts of it.
Work in progress.