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Security challenges for cloud radio access networks

Security challenges for cloud radio access networks

Sucasas, Victor, Mantas, Georgios ORCID: 0000-0002-8074-0417 and Rodriguez, Jonathan (2016) Security challenges for cloud radio access networks. In: Huq, Kazi Mohammed Saidul and Rodriguez, Jonathan, (eds.) Backhauling/Fronthauling for Future Wireless Systems. Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 195-209. ISBN 978-1119170341 (doi:

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Cloud radio access networks (C‐RAN) are a promising technology that will allow the new generation of 5G mobile communication systems to address the industry's capacity growth needs and demands for higher mobility. At the same time, energy‐efficient operation will be delivered together with operating and capital cost savings. However, despite the significant benefits of C‐RAN technology in 5G mobile communication systems, it has to face multiple inherent security challenges associated with virtual systems and cloud computing technology, which may hinder its successful establishment in the market. Thus, it is critical to address these challenges to enable C‐RAN technology to reach its full potential and foster the deployment of future 5G mobile communication systems. Therefore, this chapter presents representative examples of possible threats and attacks against the main components of the C‐RAN architecture in order to shed light on the security challenges of C‐RAN technology and provide a roadmap to ensure security in this emerging technology.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: 5G Communications, C-RAN, Security, Intrusion Attacks, Denial of Service Attacks
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
Faculty of Engineering & Science > School of Engineering (ENG)
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2020 13:40

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