CLASP: A 999-style priority lanes framework for 5g-era critical data services

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Society is increasingly reliant on digital services for its proper functioning. Yet, going into the 5G era, the prevailing paradigm for data treats all traffic as equal regardless of how critical they are to the proper functioning of society. We argue that this is a suboptimal scenario and that services such as driverless cars and road/rail traffic updates are too important for society to be treated the same way as entertainment services. Our contribution in this paper is to propose the CLASP (Critical, Localized, Authorized, Specific, Perishable) framework to guide regulators and policymakers in deciding and managing 999-style priority lanes for critical data services during atypical scenarios in the 5G era. Our evaluation shows that reserving a 100kbps 'lane' for CLASP-prioritised traffic for all users does not lead to an overall statistically significant deterioration in atypical scenarios.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of ELMAR 2019 - 61st International Symposium ELMAR 2019
EditorsMario Mustra, Josip Vukovic, Branka Zovko-Cihlar
PublisherCroatian Society Electronics in Marine - ELMAR
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781728121826
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2019
Event61st International Symposium ELMAR, ELMAR 2019 - Zadar, Croatia
Duration: 23 Sept 201925 Sept 2019


Conference61st International Symposium ELMAR, ELMAR 2019


  • 112,911,999, Emergency
  • Net Neutrality
  • Priority Lanes
  • Traffic Prioritisation


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