OpenLEON: An End-to-End Emulator from the Edge Data Center to the Mobile Users

Carlos Andrés Ramiro, Claudio Fiandrino, Alejandro Blanco Pizarro, Pablo Jiménez Mateo, Norbert Ludant, Joerg Widmer

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Abstract / Description of output

To support next generation services, 5G mobile network architectures are increasingly adopting emerging technlogies like software-defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV). Core and radio access functionalities are virtualized and executed in edge data centers, in accordance with the Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC) principle. While testbeds are an essential research tool for experimental evaluation in such environments, the landscape of data center and mobile network testbeds is fragmented. In this work, we aim at filling this gap by presenting openLEON, an open source muLti-access Edge cOmputiNg end-to-end emulator that operates from the edge data center to the mobile users. openLEON bridges the functionalities of existing emulators for data centers and mobile networks, i.e., Mininet and srsLTE, and makes it possible to evaluate and validate research ideas on all the components of an end-to-end mobile edge architecture.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 12th International Workshop on Wireless Network Testbeds, Experimental Evaluation & Characterization
Place of PublicationNew York, NY, USA
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Pages19–27
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781450359306
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2018
EventThe 12th ACM International Workshop on Wireless Network Testbeds, Experimental evaluation & CHaracterization, 2018 - New Delhi, India
Duration: 2 Nov 20182 Nov 2018
Conference number: 12
https://sigmobile.org/mobicom/2018/workshops/wintech/

Publication series

NameWiNTECH '18
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery

Workshop

WorkshopThe 12th ACM International Workshop on Wireless Network Testbeds, Experimental evaluation & CHaracterization, 2018
Abbreviated titleWiNTECH 2018
Country/TerritoryIndia
CityNew Delhi
Period2/11/182/11/18
Internet address

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • mobile networks
  • data center networks
  • network architectures

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