Distributed cloud and de-centralized control plane - A proposal for scalable control plane for 5G
Cloud technology, in the form of a distributed cloud (also known as a network embedded cloud), is an enabler technology for 5G by providing flexible networks to meet different user application requirements. On the other hand, Machine Type Communication (MTC) is a primary application for 5G, but it can add a high volume of control signaling.
To manage the expected high volume of control signaling introduced by MTC, we identified the main control events that generate signaling messages in the network. Then, we proposed a decentralized core network architecture optimized for the identified control events.
The control functions can utilize a distributed cloud (embedded in the 5G core network) to manage the enormous amount of control signaling by handling this signaling locally, i.e., close to the end user.
Presented Dec 8, 2015 at 8th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing, UCC15.
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