Virtualization at the edge

The virtualization enhancements developed within the 5GCity project have the goal to support the neutral host model for smart city deployments.

The envisioned virtualization technology demands high levels of security and performance with a unified view of sliceable and heterogeneous devices and radio technologies (e.g., LTE, 5G, and Wi-Fi) as well as analysis and design of the Multi-Points of Presence (Multi-PoP) orchestration.

In the 5GCity solution, security are enhanced by deploying a robust compute node authentication, monitoring, and geo-tagging.

Further, wireless virtualization is provided via an innovative multiple RAN controller approach for the management and control of heterogeneous radio resources. In order to be validated, our proposed virtualization approach is being deployed and demonstrated in the cities of Bristol, Barcelona, and Lucca.

The results of this work are published in a WP3 joint paper presented at the 5G World Forum (5GWF’19) in Dresden, ­October 2019.

 Title: Computer and network virtualization at the edge for 5G smart cities neutral host infrastructures

 Authors: Michele Paolino, Gino Carrozzo, August Betzler, Carlos Colman-Meixner, Hamzeh Khalili ,Shuaib Siddiqui , Teodora Sechkova, Dimitra Simeonidou, Virtual Open Systems, Nextworks, University of Bristol, i2CAT Foundation, Barcelona, Spain

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