5G Mobile Edge Computing with Enriched
Radio Network Information Services
5GMEDE has defined 8 work packages (WP) to fulfill the planned objectives as described below:
Project management: deals with the management and coordination of the project. Financial, administrative and technical management of the project will be ensured within this work package. Besides overall coordination between project partners will be established and satisfactory progress of the project over its duration will be guaranteed via this work package.
Requirements Analysis and Architecture Design analyze the user and system specific requirements and design a baseline architecture covering the identified requirements. It is important to note that, requirements and the system architecture determined in this WP may be updated and modified according to the research results produced within the project.
MEC System Level covers the necessary framework development to run ME applications within an operator network including the central management of ME host and probes, and ME applications, the deployment of application packages, and the preparation of the virtualization infrastructure manager(s) to handle the applications. To meet the user applications constraints as well as the SLA between the operator and the application developer, the most appropriate mobile edge node needs to be selected, which is the focus of Constraint Based Mobile Edge Selection.
MEC Host Level covers the framework development to run ME applications within the Radio Access Network (RAN) of a mobile operator, including the ME platform, running the required services and enabling the hosting of ME applications, managing the virtualization infrastructure, the ME platform the API to applications and the applications life cycle. This will be run on a virtualization infrastructure that includes compute, storage and network resources.
Base Station MEC Services is responsible for gathering real-time radio network information within the base station, measuring the energy consumption on multiple Base Station components, enrichment of radio network information through data analytics, providing refined radio information data to ME services. This WP will focus on summarizing valuable real time radio resource information that is changing rapidly and very large in size so it can be transmitted to mobile edge hosts. Data Analytics will research how this data can be enriched through data analytics and provide this enriched and interpreted data to ME hosts to improve applications view of the radio network status. Resource Allocation is focused on the introduction of emerging SDWN concepts including programmable base stations and SDWN controllers, ME hosts can interface with SDWN controllers and make resource allocation for the proximity of the UE, covering few base stations. And finally Radio Network Information Services (RNIS) Interface covers transferring the radio network related information between the base stations and the mobile edge nodes.
MEC Caching System and Demonstration Scenarios– WP6 will define and develop MEC caching system where the caches that are enabled in the edge network will be virtualized and managed by MEC central manager. The video streaming applications will be applied in the MEC caching system to demonstrate the benefits of service flexibility, scalability and low service latency.
Integration, Validation and Demonstration will focus on integration, validation and demonstration of the technologies developed in WP3-6.
Dissemination Exploitation Standardization deals with the dissemination, exploitation and standardization of the project results.