A cloud-enabled small cell architecture in 5G networks for broadcast/multicast services
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European Commisision's projectEC-H2020-761592
The evolution of 5G suggests that communication networks become sufficiently flexible to handle a wide variety of network services from various domains. The virtualization of small cells as envisaged by 5G, allows enhanced mobile edge computing capabilities, thus enabling network service deployment and management near the end user. This paper presents a cloud-enabled small cell architecture for 5G networks developed within the 5G-ESSENCE project. This paper also presents the conformity of the proposed architecture to the evolving 5G radio resource management architecture. Furthermore, it examines the inclusion of an edge enabler to support a variety of virtual network functions in 5G networks. Next, the improvement of specific key performance indicators in a public safety use case is evaluated. Finally, the performance of a 5G enabled evolved multimedia broadcast multicast services service is evaluated.
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Citationkourtis, M. [et al.]. A cloud-enabled small cell architecture in 5G networks for broadcast/multicast services. "IEEE transactions on broadcasting", 1 Juny 2019, vol. 65, núm. 2, p. 414-424.