Security Aware Virtual Base Station Placement in 5G Cloud Radio Access Networks

Tshiamo Sigwele, Prashant Pillai, Abimbola Sangodoyin, Yim Fun Hu

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Abstract

In fifth generation (5G) cloud radio access networks (C-RAN), baseband processing of base stations (BS’s) will be processed on virtual machines called virtual BSs (VBS) in the centralized cloud architecture. The existing researches mostly focus on how to maximize resource utilization and reduce energy consumption in 5G C-RAN using VBS placement. However, security issues in the context of VBS placement within 5G C-RAN have been rarely addressed. In this paper, a security aware VBS placement (SAV) scheme within 5G C-RAN is proposed where the placement of VBSs to physical machines (PMs) considers the security levels of both the VBS and the PM. A rigorous simulation study is conducted for validating the proposed scheme, which shows a significant security improvement of 16% compared to the heuristic simulated annealing scheme (HSA).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWireless and Satellite Systems - 9th International Conference, WiSATS 2017, Proceedings
EditorsKandeepan Sithamparanathan, Miguel Angel Vazquez, Prashant Pillai, Giambene Giovanni, Paul Daniel Mitchell
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages3-10
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9783319765709
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event9th International Conference on Wireless and Satellite Systems, WiSATS 2017 - Oxford, United Kingdom
Duration: Sep 14 2017Sep 15 2017

Publication series

NameLecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST
Volume231
ISSN (Print)1867-8211

Conference

Conference9th International Conference on Wireless and Satellite Systems, WiSATS 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityOxford
Period9/14/179/15/17

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications

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