Mobile Edge Computing in LTE networks for achieving 5G: state-of-the-art and simulation analysis

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Thesis Type: Master Thesis for Telecommunication and/or Communication Engineering

• Experience with C/C++ programming languages
• Python/bash scripting
• Linux environment
• Basic knowledge of network simulation concepts.

The 5G is the next step in the evolution of mobile networks. To be classified as 5G, a mobile network requires to offer Gigabit experience to each user with a latency of less than 1 ms, while scaling to support up to 100 times more of connected devices and to handle 10000 more of traffic volume. In order to fulfil these requirements, the Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) paradigm has been introduced. The novelty of the MEC is to move the computational resources closer to the end users to achieve the 5G’s latency and bandwidth requirements as well as to enable new applications. During the thesis work, the MEC topic will be first subject of a state-of-the-art survey. The effectiveness of this recently introduced paradigm in LTE networks will then be assessed through simulations. The aim of the thesis is to develop a joint MEC-LTE simulation framework using the NS-3 simulation environment. Different case studies and operating conditions will be considered to for the evaluation.

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