An OpenFlow Architecture for Energy-Aware Traffic Engineering in Mobile Networks
Abstract— To cope with the growing traffic demand, future mobile networks will be denser and integrate heterogeneous technologies. However, if not properly engineered, such networks may incur huge energy waste when there is little traffic, and may suffer from an unbearable management burden caused by the variety of technologies integrated. In this article, we propose and implement a novel management architecture for mobile networks based on OpenFlow, which supports resource-ondemand provisioning in a centralized control plane, and hides the technology. Specifics from the controller through the use of abstractions reflections . < Final Year Projects 2016 >The feasibility of the approach is demonstrated by a real-life prototype based on commercial off-the-shelf devices.