(i) Deployment and run-time management of densely interconnected and decentralized cloud and network infrastructures;
(ii) Tight-loop interactions between the computing and networking infrastructures at the edge of the network that today are only available in a few, selected centralized private clouds;
(iii) Performance issues arising from the use of resource-constrained devices (e.g., Single Board Computers with ARM processors) placed at the edge of the network to perform workloads that have been traditionally carried out by powerful servers in centralized data centres.
(i) Provide quicker response for services that need it (e.g., tight-loops between traffic sensors and traffic lights; recommendation systems for ad placement based on mobility patterns, etc.);
(ii) Provide local access to data which is privacy sensitive and so should not leave the local network (e.g., processing of video data for crime detection);
(iii) Reduce unnecessary network traffic between data sources and compute power
In essence, 5GCity will demonstrate, in multiple operational environments, how empowering the city infrastructure, and transforming it into a hyper-connected, distributed 5G-enabled edge infrastructure, will directly impact a large and varied range of actors:
(i) telecom providers;
(iii) a number of different vertical sectors utilizing the city infrastructure.