Definition and Application of the Scalability Index: Example of 5G Network Slicing

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Abstract

Scalability is of key interest for communication networks and systems, and frequently mentioned in research. However, a framework for benchmarking the scalability of two or more systems is missing. Therefore, we establish a Scalability Index (SI) to measure one system's scalability in comparison to another system, or a hypothetical one, such as a linear or ideal system. In this article, we illustrate and assess the SI within the context of a 5G core network slicing use case. We provide practical insights on utilizing the SI, and offer recommendations and guidelines for its application.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Communications Magazine
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2024

Keywords

  • 5G mobile communication
  • Elasticity
  • Indexes
  • Noise measurement
  • Scalability
  • Time factors
  • Weight measurement

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