On Multi-Access Edge Computing: A Survey of the Emerging 5G Network Edge Cloud Architecture and Orchestration

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A1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä
Date
2017-07-01
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Mcode
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en
Pages
25
1657-1681
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IEEE COMMUNICATIONS SURVEYS AND TUTORIALS, Volume 19, issue 3
Abstract
Multi-access edge computing (MEC) is an emerging ecosystem, which aims at converging telecommunication and IT services, providing a cloud computing platform at the edge of the radio access network. MEC offers storage and computational resources at the edge, reducing latency for mobile end users and utilizing more efficiently the mobile backhaul and core networks. This paper introduces a survey on MEC and focuses on the fundamental key enabling technologies. It elaborates MEC orchestration considering both individual services and a network of MEC platforms supporting mobility, bringing light into the different orchestration deployment options. In addition, this paper analyzes the MEC reference architecture and main deployment scenarios, which offer multi-tenancy support for application developers, content providers, and third parties. Finally, this paper overviews the current standardization activities and elaborates further on open research challenges.
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| openaire: EC/H2020/723172/EU//5GPagoda
Keywords
5G Mobile Communications, Application Virtualization, Edge Computing, MEC, Mobile Edge Computing, Multi-Access Edge Computing, Network Function Virtualization, Network Softwarization, Software Defined Networking
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Taleb, T, Samdanis, K, Mada, B, Flinck, H, Dutta, S & Sabella, D 2017, ' On Multi-Access Edge Computing : A Survey of the Emerging 5G Network Edge Cloud Architecture and Orchestration ', IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials, vol. 19, no. 3, 7931566, pp. 1657-1681 . https://doi.org/10.1109/COMST.2017.2705720