Towards the 5G Revolution: A Software Defined Network Architecture Exploiting Network Coding as a Service
Many networking visioners agree that 5G will be much more than the incremental improvement, in terms of data rate, of 4G. Besides the mobile networks, 5G will fundamentally influence the core infrastructure as well. In the authors' vision the realization of the challenging promises of 5G (e.g. extremely fast, low-overhead, low-delay access of mostly cloudified services and content) will require the massive use of multi-pathing equipped with low overhead transport solutions tailored to fast, reliable and secure data retrieval from cloud architectures.