Hardware-based network slicing for supporting smart grids self-healing over 5G networks

Rubén Ricart-Sanchez, Ana Cristina Aleixo, Qi Wang, Jose M. Alcaraz Calero

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As a fundamental technology in the Fifth-Generation (5G) mobile networks, network slicing creates multiple logical networks for various vertical businesses over the same physical 5G infrastructure to achieve cost-effective service provisioning. Meanwhile, mission-critical vertical businesses would require a very high level of guaranteed Quality of Service (QoS) that is beyond software-based network slicing approaches. In this paper, we address a highly demanding Smart Grid Self-Healing Automatic Reconfiguration use case to ensure ultra-Reliable and Low-Latency communications (uRLLC) through improved network slicing based on programmable hardware acceleration. Empirical results have demonstrated the superior performance of the proposed approach in meeting the strict and challenging QoS requirements of this use case.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2020 IEEE International Conference on Communications Workshops (ICC Workshops)
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781728174402
ISBN (Print)9781728174419
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jul 2020


  • 5G
  • smart grids
  • network slicing
  • quality of service
  • protocols
  • substations


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