A Cloud Native Solution for Dynamic Auto Scaling of MME in LTE

P C, Amogh and Veeramachaneni, Goutham and Rangisetti, A K and Tamma, Bheemarjuna Reddy and Antony, Franklin (2018) A Cloud Native Solution for Dynamic Auto Scaling of MME in LTE. In: 2017 IEEE 28th Annual International Symposium on Personal, Indoor, and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC), 8-13 October 2017, Montreal, QC, Canada.

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Due to rapid growth in the use of mobile devices and as a vital carrier of IoT traffic, mobile networks need to undergo infrastructure wide revisions to meet explosive traffic demand. In addition to data traffic, there has been a significant rise in the control signaling overhead due to dense deployment of small cells and IoT devices. Adoption of technologies like cloud computing, Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) is impressively successful in mitigating the existing challenges and driving the path towards 5G evolution. However, issues pertaining to scalability, ease of use, service resiliency, and high availability need considerable study for successful roll out of production grade 5G solutions in cloud. In this work, we propose a scalable Cloud Native Solution for Mobility Management Entity (CNS-MME) of mobile core in a production data center based on micro service architecture. The micro services are lightweight MME functionalities, in contrast to monolithic MME in Long Term Evolution (LTE). The proposed architecture is highly available and supports auto-scaling to dynamically scale-up and scale-down required micro services for load balancing. The performance of proposed CNS-MME architecture is evaluated against monolithic MME in terms of scalability, auto scaling of the service, resource utilization of MME, and efficient load balancing features. We observed that, compared to monolithic MME architecture, CNS-MME provides 7% higher MME throughput and also reduces the processing resource consumption by 26%.

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Tamma, Bheemarjuna ReddyUNSPECIFIED
Antony, FranklinUNSPECIFIED
Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Computer science
Divisions: Department of Computer Science & Engineering
Depositing User: Team Library
Date Deposited: 18 Jun 2018 09:26
Last Modified: 18 Jun 2018 09:26
URI: http://raiith.iith.ac.in/id/eprint/4036
Publisher URL: https://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PIMRC.2017.8292270
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