Multi-access Edge Computing in 5G Network Slicing: Opportunities and Challenges

Ramneek, Seung Jun Cha, Seung Hyub Jeon, Yeon Jeong Jeong, Jin Mee Kim, Sungin Jung, Sangheon Pack, Patrick Hosein

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Abstract

5G is designed to be a multi-service network, capable of supporting diverse range of applications with distinct quality of service (QoS) requirements. Network slicing is one of the key technologies that will enable differentiated service provision on 5G networks, realized using multi-access edge computing (MEC), network function virtualization (NFV), and software-defined networking (SDN). It allows the network operators to build multiple virtual networks over a shared infrastructure, thereby providing network as a service for different service classes. MEC plays a key role in network-slicing based 5G architecture, as it can be used to support virtual network functions for core network (CN) and radio access network (RAN) for latency sensitive applications. Each MEC server can be considered as a pool of virtualized resources running on standard hardware infrastructure. Although network slicing is a promising technology, it still has many challenges that need to be addressed for effective service provisioning. In this work, we focus on challenges related to MEC for supporting network slicing for QoS provisioning in different 5G use cases, and discuss how operating system (OS) level optimizations can help to overcome them.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICTC 2019 - 10th International Conference on ICT Convergence
Subtitle of host publicationICT Convergence Leading the Autonomous Future
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages30-32
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781728108926
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Oct
Event10th International Conference on Information and Communication Technology Convergence, ICTC 2019 - Jeju Island, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2019 Oct 162019 Oct 18

Publication series

NameICTC 2019 - 10th International Conference on ICT Convergence: ICT Convergence Leading the Autonomous Future

Conference

Conference10th International Conference on Information and Communication Technology Convergence, ICTC 2019
CountryKorea, Republic of
CityJeju Island
Period19/10/1619/10/18

Keywords

  • 5G
  • Manycore
  • MEC
  • Network Slicing
  • NFV

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Media Technology
  • Control and Optimization

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    Ramneek, Cha, S. J., Jeon, S. H., Jeong, Y. J., Kim, J. M., Jung, S., Pack, S., & Hosein, P. (2019). Multi-access Edge Computing in 5G Network Slicing: Opportunities and Challenges. In ICTC 2019 - 10th International Conference on ICT Convergence: ICT Convergence Leading the Autonomous Future (pp. 30-32). [8939810] (ICTC 2019 - 10th International Conference on ICT Convergence: ICT Convergence Leading the Autonomous Future). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICTC46691.2019.8939810