Exploration of Network Slice Charging in 5G Networks

Chin Hsuan Chen, Fuchun Joseph Lin*, Chia Hsuan Yu, Wan Hsun Hu

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Network slicing is a very important capability in 5G networks to bring up network resource utilization efficiency and deployment flexibility. It thus can enable the fast growth of customer facing services (CFSs) in 5G networks. With it, a wide range of CFSs with diverse QoS requirements can be accommodated in 5G networks. Our research addresses the issue of pricing a 5G end-to-end network slice based on its resource usage. A 5G network slice contains network slice subsets to deliver guaranteed QoS/KPIs to network services. Each network slice subset is a managed group of infrastructure resources, network functions and services. By observing the resource allocation in the network slice subnets, a network slice can be priced in a logical way. At the end of the paper, we will provide charging functions which are able to explore the resource usage of network slicing subnets based on its attributes in order to apply charging equations based on these attributes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Future Technologies Conference, FTC 2020, Volume 3
EditorsKohei Arai, Supriya Kapoor, Rahul Bhatia
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Pages482-501
Number of pages20
ISBN (Print)9783030630911
DOIs
StatePublished - 2021
EventFuture Technologies Conference, FTC 2020 - San Francisco, United States
Duration: 5 Nov 20206 Nov 2020

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Volume1290
ISSN (Print)2194-5357
ISSN (Electronic)2194-5365

Conference

ConferenceFuture Technologies Conference, FTC 2020
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco
Period5/11/206/11/20

Keywords

  • 5G networks
  • Charging and billing
  • Network service descriptor
  • Network slicing
  • Resource usage

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