Transparent Edge Gateway for Mobile Networks

Ashkan Aghdai, Mark Huang, David H. Dai, Yang Xu, H. Jonathan Chao

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Abstract

Advances in software-defined networking (SDN) enable a wave of innovation in a wide selection of networks ranging from data center networks to WAN. While existing standard bodies for mobile networks define stringent requirements, they too are embracing the flexibility of SDN in defining the specifications of the next generation of mobile networks. Mobile edge computing (MEC), in particular, is an emerging architecture to bring virtualized network functions and programmable network devices closer to the user. For instance, delay-sensitive or bandwidth-hungry computing resources are moved to the edge of the radio access network (RAN) to provide low latency computation and/or content for users while alleviating the backhaul pressure for network operators. In this paper, we propose an edge gateway (EGW) in the MEC that enables offloading of computation and storage resources to the edge of mobile networks. The EGW is backward compatible with components and protocols of LTE networks and does not require any modification in the user equipment, LTE software, or offloaded resources. We have designed and implemented the EGW using P4 language and verified its operation on a small testbed using a low-end P4 target and a reference LTE protocol stack.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 26th IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols, ICNP 2018
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages412-417
Number of pages6
Volume2018-September
ISBN (Electronic)9781538660430
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 7 2018
Event26th IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols, ICNP 2018 - Cambridge, United Kingdom
Duration: Sep 24 2018Sep 27 2018

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Other26th IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols, ICNP 2018
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityCambridge
Period9/24/189/27/18

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Gateways (computer networks)
Wireless networks
Network protocols
Wide area networks
Testbeds
Innovation
Specifications
Bandwidth
Software defined networking

Keywords

  • load balancing
  • mobile edge computing
  • software defined networks
  • wireless networks

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Software

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Aghdai, A., Huang, M., Dai, D. H., Xu, Y., & Chao, H. J. (2018). Transparent Edge Gateway for Mobile Networks. In Proceedings - 26th IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols, ICNP 2018 (Vol. 2018-September, pp. 412-417). [8526845] IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICNP.2018.00057

Transparent Edge Gateway for Mobile Networks. / Aghdai, Ashkan; Huang, Mark; Dai, David H.; Xu, Yang; Chao, H. Jonathan.

Proceedings - 26th IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols, ICNP 2018. Vol. 2018-September IEEE Computer Society, 2018. p. 412-417 8526845.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Aghdai, A, Huang, M, Dai, DH, Xu, Y & Chao, HJ 2018, Transparent Edge Gateway for Mobile Networks. in Proceedings - 26th IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols, ICNP 2018. vol. 2018-September, 8526845, IEEE Computer Society, pp. 412-417, 26th IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols, ICNP 2018, Cambridge, United Kingdom, 9/24/18. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICNP.2018.00057
Aghdai A, Huang M, Dai DH, Xu Y, Chao HJ. Transparent Edge Gateway for Mobile Networks. In Proceedings - 26th IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols, ICNP 2018. Vol. 2018-September. IEEE Computer Society. 2018. p. 412-417. 8526845 https://doi.org/10.1109/ICNP.2018.00057
Aghdai, Ashkan ; Huang, Mark ; Dai, David H. ; Xu, Yang ; Chao, H. Jonathan. / Transparent Edge Gateway for Mobile Networks. Proceedings - 26th IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols, ICNP 2018. Vol. 2018-September IEEE Computer Society, 2018. pp. 412-417
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