A Security Scheme of 5G Ultradense Network Based on the Implicit Certificate

Zhonglin Chen, Shanzhi Chen, Hui Xu, Bo Hu

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The ultradense network (UDN) is one of the most promising technologies in the fifth generation (5G) to address the network system capacity issue. It can enhance spatial reuse through the flexible, intensive deployment of small base stations. A universal 5G UDN architecture is necessary to realize the autonomous and dynamic deployment of small base stations. However, the security of the 5G UDN is still in its infancy, and the data communication security among the network entities is facing new challenges. In this paper, we proposed a new security based on implicit certificate (IC) scheme; the scheme solves the security problem among the access points (APs) in a dynamic APs group (APG) and between the AP and user equipment (UE). We present each phase regarding how two network entities obtain the Elliptic Curve Qu-Vanstone (ECQV) implicit certificate scheme, verify each other's identity, and share keys in an UDN. Finally, we extensively analyze our lightweight security communication model in terms of security and performance. The simulation on network bandwidth evaluation is also conducted to prove the efficiency of the solution.

Original languageEnglish
Article number8562904
JournalWireless Communications and Mobile Computing
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes


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