Flux Research Group / School of Computing

PhantomNet: Research Infrastructure for Mobile Networking, Cloud Computing and Software-Defined Networking

Arijit Banerjee, Junguk Cho, Eric Eide, Jonathon Duerig, Binh Nguyen, Robert Ricci, Jacobus (Kobus) Van der Merwe, Kirk Webb, and Gary Wong

ACM GetMobile 19(2), April 2015.

DOI: 10.1145/2817761.2817772

Networking, Testbeds, Mobile Networking


The PhantomNet facility allows experimenters to combine mobile networking, cloud computing and software-defined networking in a single environment. It is an end-to-end testbed, meaning that it supports experiments not just with mobile end-user devices but also with a cellular core network that can be configured and extended with new technologies. This article introduces PhantomNet and presents a road map for its future development. The current PhantomNet prototype is available now at no cost to researchers and educational users.