NEXTGEN ENTERPRISES AND INSTITUTIONS
Hosted by Ms Nosipho Khumalo, MSc Studentship, CSIR
The need to cope with the continuously growing number of connected users and the increased demand for mobile broadband services in the Internet of Things, has led to the notion of introducing the fog computing paradigm in fifth generation (5G) mobile networks in the form of fog radio access network (F-RAN) so as to reduce network bottlenecks and improve latency. However, despite the potential, the management of computational resources remains a challenge in F-RAN architectures. This presentation will first investigate the application of resource management techniques in 5G F-RANs and present a literature survey. Then, we propose a reactive algorithm for dynamic and autonomous resource management based on the auto-scaling method in cloud virtualisation. Finally, we demonstrate, through simulation-based performance evaluation, the efficiency of the proposed algorithm and discuss the results.