“5G” mobile networks are required to cope with diverse requirements not only enhanced mobile broadband but also massive-machine type communication and ultra-reliable/low latency communication. How “5G” network can be super flexible would be the most essential. Software defined networking is undoubtedly one of the key for next generation network expecting flexibility, scalability, cost reduction, rapid service provisioning, and etc. However, SDN is really challenging from a view point of operators to handle huge scale of the network and devices.
This talk will examine these expectations and challenges from an operator perspective. And it will cover typical approaches how to effectively apply SDN to commercial networks.