Clustered NFV Service Chaining Optimization in Mobile Edge Clouds

Yeonghun Nam, Sooeun Song, Jong Moon Chung

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Service chaining is one of the key technologies that is used to support mobile edge computing (MEC) services for users in mobile communications radio access networks (RANs). By adapting network functions virtualization (NFV) technology to MEC, cloud-computing functionalities can be allocated near the base station of the RAN, resulting in extremely fast service access to user equipment. This letter provides a clustered NFV service chaining (cNSC) scheme that computes the optimal number of clusters to minimize the end-to-end time of MEC services. The cNSC scheme is applied to form multiple MEC clusters of NFV enabled nodes within the RAN.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7593288
Pages (from-to)350-353
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Communications Letters
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Feb

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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