Virtualization and Softwarization in 5G Systems

webinar series Virtualization and Softwarization in 5G Systems

Wednesday April 25th 11:00am EDT | 10:00am CDT


Prof. Fabrizio Granelli, University of Trento, Italy

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About the Webinar

5G cellular networks are expected to support an unprecedented step forward in terms of capacity and flexibility. The webinar is aimed at describing how virtualization and softwarization paradigms are expected to shape the architecture and functionalities of 5G systems. After introducing the concepts of virtualization and softwarization applied to services and networks, the webinar will describe, starting from the LTE reference architecture, the evolutionary paths towards the next generation: the Cloud RAN, where baseband functions are (partially and completely) moved deeper in the network in more centralized locations, and hosted on general-purpose server hardware using virtualization technologies, and network slicing, a key solution to support the emerging concept of multi-tenancy network sharing. The audience will thus learn the novel paradigms that will be included in 5G as well as several deployment scenarios.


Fabrizio GAbout the Speaker

Fabrizio Granelli is an Associate Professor at the Dept. of Information Engineering and Computer Science (DISI) at the University of Trento (Italy). He is also the IEEE ComSoc Director for Online Content. He received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Genoa, Italy, in 1997 and 2001, respectively. He was a visiting professor at the State University of Campinas (Brasil) and at The University of Tokyo (Japan).

He was an IEEE ComSoc Distinguished Lecturer for the period 2012-15, with several seminars held in the USA, Canada, Brazil, Chile, Perù, Japan, ans Morocco. He was then the Delegate for Education at DISI from 2015-2017. He has given presentations and tutorials on green networking and 5G design at top international conferences, including IEEE ICC, IEEE Globecom, IEEE WCNC, as well as the ComSoc Summer School.

He is the author of more than 200 scientific papers - mostly on wireless networks. He is the Associate Editor in Chief of IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials.