25/11/2015 11:30EE, Meyer 861


Infrastructure sharing in cellular networks

Francesco Malandrino

Hebrew University

The talk summarizes the main challenges and opportunities of infrastructure sharing in present and future cellular networks. We begin by assessing, through real-world demand and deployment traces, how sharing can improve the efficiency of present-day networks, especially in rural areas. We then move to next-generation networks, exploring the relationship (and the potential conflict) between sharing and competition regulations. Finally, we study the relationship between traditional and virtual operators sharing the same SDN-based, virtualized core network.

Bio: Francesco Malandrino is currently a Fibonacci Fellow at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Before his current appointment, he was a post-doc at CTVR/Trinity College, Dublin and Politecnico di Torino, Italy, where he obtained his Ph.D. His interests focus on mobile networks with infrastructure.