MEC Implementation in NFV Architecture Supporting 5G End-to-End Network Slicing

Yao Chia Chan*, Li Hsing Yen*, Tse Han Wang*, Chien-Chao Tseng*

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摘要

Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC) utilizes computing platforms in the proximity of end users to provide cloud-based services with low latency and high reliability. The 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) introduces network slicing to provide diverse network services in 5G networks and has been working with European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) to standardize the integration of MEC with 5G to support network slicing. However, the realization of network slicing in MEC is still in early stage. All the existing studies on network slicing in MEC were based on 4G Evolved Packet Core (EPC), which do not conform to the network slicing standard developed by 3GPP. This work extends our prior work on management and orchestration (MANO) framework for 5G end-to-end (E2E) network slicing by incorporating the support for MEC. Our contribution is twofold. We report our MEC implementation in NFV architecture using all open-source software. We also make the MEC support network slicing and integrate it into an E2E networking slicing framework. The experimental results show that our MANO framework efficiently deploys k8s clusters, MEC platforms, and E2E network slices with short deployment time and low CPU and memory usage. Furthermore, the round-trip time to access services provided by MEC is much shorter than that of core networks.

原文English
主出版物標題International Conference on 6G Networking, 6GNet 2023
發行者Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN(電子)9798350306736
DOIs
出版狀態Published - 2023
事件2nd International Conference on 6G Networking, 6GNet 2023 - Paris, France
持續時間: 18 10月 202320 10月 2023

出版系列

名字International Conference on 6G Networking, 6GNet 2023

Conference

Conference2nd International Conference on 6G Networking, 6GNet 2023
國家/地區France
城市Paris
期間18/10/2320/10/23

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