Towards a Future Multi-Service Mobile Network Architecture

27 Jun

Mahesh Marina, Reader, School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh, Scotland

External Presentation (External Speaker)

5G is on the horizon. In this talk, I will take a service-oriented perspective of 5G aimed at supporting a wide range of services, differing significantly in their service requirements and device types (including machine-type devices). As a one-size fits all architecture is unlikely to be suitable for such diverse use cases, realizing the service-oriented 5G vision necessitates a highly flexible mobile network architecture that can turn the underlying physical infrastructure into multiple logical networks or slices, one per service instance. I’ll present our work on developing systems, focused around the RAN, that form the key building blocks to enable 5G network slicing and realize such a flexible mobile network architecture. I’ll also outline challenges to be addressed going forward.

About Mahesh Marina

Dr Mahesh Marina is currently a Reader in the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh. Before joining Edinburgh, he had a two-year postdoctoral stint at the UCLA Computer Science department. He received his PhD in Computer Science from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. A key focus of his current research is on next-generation mobile networks spanning various aspects including network architecture, spectrum management and QoE optimization.

More information about him and his research can be found at

This event will be conducted in English


  • Location: Sala 1.1/2 IMDEA Networks Institute, Avda. del Mar Mediterráneo 22, 28918 Leganés – Madrid

  • Organization: NETCOM Research Group (Telematics Engineering Department, UC3M); IMDEA Networks Institute
  • Time: 13:00 pm
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