Vision: VPMN - Virtual Private Mobile Network Towards Mobility-as-a-Service
Source: AT&T Labs
In this paper the authors present their vision for a mobile network infrastructure that embraces advances in virtualization to dynamically create private, resource isolated, customizable, and end-to-end mobile networks. They describe an architecture for such a Virtual Private Mobile Network (VPMN) infrastructure and present a number of use cases that illustrate the requirements and trade-offs to consider in their realization and the benefits that can be achieved. In this paper, they propose the use of the physical infrastructure comprising a mobile wireless network as a platform that offers mobility as a service, much in the same way that servers in a data center offer computing as a service.