Slicing With Guaranteed Quality of Service in WiFi Networks


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Network slicing has recently been proposed as one of the main enablers for 5G networks. The slicing concept consists of the partition of a physical network into several self-contained logical networks (slices) that can be tailored to offer different functional or performance requirements. In the context of 5G networks, we argue that existing ubiquitous WiFi technology can be exploited to cope with new requirements. Therefore, in this paper, we propose a novel mechanism to implement network slicing in WiFi Access Points. We formulate the resource allocation problem to the different slices as a stochastic optimization problem, where each slice can have bit rate, delay, and capacity requirements. We devise a solution to the problem above using the Lyapunov drift optimization theory, and we develop a novel queuing and scheduling algorithm. We have used MATLAB and Simulink to build a prototype of the proposed solution, whose performance has been evaluated in a typical slicing scenario.

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