Multipath protections and dynamic link recovery in softwarized 5G networks using segment routing


Future softwarized 5G networks have to be robust enough so as to ensure high network reliability and services availability. 5G network architecture should make sure that any failed parts in the network are detected, restored and recovered within a permissible period of time and at the lowest achievable cost. In this paper, we propose a Multipath Protection and Link-Failure free MPTCP/SR-based SDN/NFV architecture that increases survivability, resilience, availability of services in 5G net- works. We present our system model and a multiPath protection and dynamic Link- Failure free algorithm called ”PathReLief” that greatly reduces the failure recovery time and avoids link congestion in MPTCP/SR SDN/NFV 5G networks. To demonstrate the effectiveness of our proposal, we compare the performance of the proposed algorithm and the conventional topology discovery mechanisms for link/node failures in POX and OpenDaylight con- trollers. Preliminary results show that, our approach outperforms others used in the commonly used controllers (i.e., POX and OpenDaylight), in terms of reduced failure recovery time and localization time.



SDN, NFV, Segment Routing (SR), MultiPath TCP (MPTCP), 5G, Link recovery, Path protections