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     2Mobile networking research has historical not benefited much
     3from input from the academic research community. There are
     4a number of reasons for this state of affairs. First, the mobile
     5networking domain is inherently complicated and has historically been
     6primarily driven by extended standardization efforts by telecom
     7vendors and providers. Second the relative scarcity of practical
     8research work in this space is the direct result of a lack of access
     9to realistic experimental platforms to enable research and
     10experimentation. Third, historically there has been a lack of
     11open source mobile networking stacks, which effectively constrained
     12research in this space to well funded industrial labs.
     14We argue that mobile networking research is poised to break out of
     15this traditional model: First, the impact on networking of the various
     16“soft” technologies (software-defined-networking, cloud computing,
     17software-defined-radio, network function virtualization) is likely to
     18extend into the mobile networking space. Second, initiatives by funding
     19and regulatory agencies, e.g., by the FCC [3] and the NSF [1], are attempting
     20to enable more experimentation and innovation and the realization of
     21new business models in the mobile networking space. Third, over the
     22last couple of years, viable open source mobile networking stacks have
     23emerged which enable experimental work in this space [4, 5]. Finally,
     24experimental testbeds focused on enabling research in the area of
     25mobile networking are available [1, 2].
     27To help foster this breakout, in this Webinar we will introduce attendees
     28to the PhantomNet testbed [2]. PhantomNet is a remotely accessible
     29mobile networking testbed with a range of hardware and software
     30components to enable a broad range of mobile networking research.
     31We will describe the capabilities of PhantomNet and walk attendees
     32through the realization of a basic 4G network in the testbed. Attendees
     33will be pointed to material that would allow them to perform this
     34on their own. We will also briefly cover our future plans as well as
     35other PhantomNet features.
     37[1] 5G Wireless Network Research at NSF.
     38[2] PhantomNet - Mobility Testbed.
     39[3] Report and Order on Significant Changes to Experimental Rules. document/report-and-order-significant-changes-experimental-rules.
     40[4] OpenLTE., 2015.
     41[5] Mobile Communications Department at EURECOM. OpenAirInterface. http://www., 2015.