Mobility and Bandwidth prediction in virtualized LTE systems: architecture and challenges

Georgios Karagiannis, Almerima Jamakovic, Keith Briggs, Morteza Karimzadeh Motallebi Azar, Carlos Parada, Marius Iulian Corici, Tarik Taleb, Andy Edmonds, Thomas Michael Bohnert

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    Long Term Evolution (LTE) represents the fourth generation (4G) technology which is capable of providing high data rates as well as support of high speed mobility. The EU FP7 Mobile Cloud Networking (MCN) project integrates the use of cloud computing concepts in LTE mobile networks in order to increase LTE's performance. In this way a shared distributed virtualized LTE mobile network is built that can optimize the utilization of virtualized computing, storage and network resources and minimize communication delays. Two important features that can be used in such a virtualized system to improve its performance are the user mobility and bandwidth prediction. This paper introduces the architecture and challenges that are associated with user mobility and bandwidth prediction approaches in virtualized LTE systems.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the European Conference on Networks and Communications, EuCNC 2014
    Place of PublicationUSA
    Number of pages5
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4799-5280-9
    Publication statusPublished - 25 Jun 2014
    EventEuropean Conference on Networks and Communications, EuCNC 2014 - Bologna, Italy
    Duration: 23 Jun 201426 Jun 2014

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    PublisherIEEE Communications Society


    ConferenceEuropean Conference on Networks and Communications, EuCNC 2014
    Other23-26 June 2014


    • EWI-25060
    • METIS-309579
    • IR-93340

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