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Edge Computing and the Fifth Generation (5G) Mobile Communication: A Virtualized, Distributed System Towards a New Networking Concept

Rekha Reddy; Shaden Baradie; Christoph Lipps
In: Workshop on Next Generation Networks and Applications. Workshop on Next Generation Networks and Applications (NGNA-2021), 12/2021.


With the fast-growing wireless communication tech- nologies, Beyond 5G (B5G) and the Sixth Generation (6G) wireless systems empower the Internet of Things (IoT) and edge computing. Hence, the transition towards the virtualized edge distributed framework enables applications to operate with higher performance and efficiency by merging people, data and things. In this work, the distributed system of virtualized 5G Wireless communication and Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) is constructed over a shared resource. This system is subjected to varying load through real-time application scenarios with a simulated User Equipment (UE) and operational Nextcloud instances over MEC and their performance metrics are analyzed by scaling infrastructure. During the huge load of network traffic, the system is auto-scaled to provide high availability.