Millimeter-wave Edge Cloud as an Enabler for 5G Ecosystem
Co-funded by the European Commission's Horizon 2020 and Japanese Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications
Duration: July 2016 – June 2019
The main goal of the 5G-MiEdge project is to develop a highly innovative 5G architecture, MiEdge. It combines mmWave access/backhauling with MEC to enable enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB) services and mission critical low-latency applications via cost-efficient Radio Access Networks (RANs). To achieve this goal, 5G-MiEdge will define an ultra-lean and inter-operable control signaling, which we name liquid RAN C-plane, capable of providing ubiquitous liquid allocation of communication/computation resources, within a user/application-centric perspective. Acquisition of context information and forecasting of service requests are key steps to enable a proactive orchestration of radio and computation resources of 5G-MiEdge based 5G Networks.