Virtualized Resources Orchestrators for Multi-access Edge Computing in 5G networks

Multi-Layer Wireless Solutions
Thesis Code: 
17012

Thesis Type: Master Thesis for Telecommunication Engineering, Computer Engineering or related fields

Requirements
• Excellent software programming skills
• Strong experience with Python/bash scripting and Linux environment
• Strong experience with C/C++ programming languages
• Basic knowledge of Software Define Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV)
• Basic knowledge of mobile networks

Description
Motivation
The Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC) paradigm has been introduced in 5G mobile networks to achieve an ultra-low latency of less than 1 ms. Today the MEC approach is one of the most promising and studied field in telecommunication. The objective of MEC is to provide computational resources at the edge of the mobile networks, i.e. MEC servers. These servers are closer to the end-users reducing significantly the latency. The foreseen trend for deploying MEC servers is to abstract hardware resources providing a virtualized environment where applications can be managed in an efficient and dynamic approach. The development of Orchestrators in charge of managing the virtual environment is one the most important topics in the framework of the MEC.

Objective
The aim of thesis is to practically implement a MEC framework exploiting one among the Orchestrator tools that are currently under development in the research community. The first step of the thesis will be to survey the available MEC’s Orchestrators tools and to select the one estimated more mature and suited for further development. The second step of the thesis will be to identify the procedures to setup a MEC environment using the select Orchestrator tool. Finally, a specific use case will be implemented potentially improving the Orchestrator with new functionalities.

Contact: send a resume with attached the list of exams to brevi@ismb.it specifying the thesis code and title.