TROPIC-D22 Design of network architecture for femto-cloud computing
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This deliverable intends to provide an analysis of the network architecture required for small-cell-cloud computing. The architectural framework considered in this document refers to LTE small cell architecture options outlined in the 3GPP standard.The individual elements for radio, cloud and backhaul are described and various possibilities are considered and compared in order to bring them all together for the operation of a small cell cluster to take place in an LTE environment, taking into account the differences between residential and corporate environments. The inter-cluster scenario, for greater computing capabilities, is also analysed. Finally, several solutions are provided for different problems encountered during the analysis, such as Over the Air Communication and distributed cluster management, among others. This document can be used as a recommendation for operators adopting the small-cell-cloud paradigm. The architectural choices are recommendations that telecom operators may study and evaluate according to their requirements and preferences
CitationLobillo, F. [et al.]. "TROPIC-D22 Design of network architecture for femto-cloud computing". 2013.