Distributed Computing of Management Data in a Telecommunications Network

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 191)

Abstract

In this paper, we propose a concept for distributed Management Plane data computation and its delivery in the cellular networks. Architecture for proposed concept is described. Calculation of Key Performance Indicators is distributed to the cellular network edge, close to the managed network elements which reduces the volume of the Management Plane traffic. In this concept, further aggregation and refinement of data is done in the nodes located in the operator’s cloud, close to consumers of Management Plane data. Distribution of calculation to the network edge reduces load at the network operator’s central database. This paper presents an analysis to the benefits of the proposed concept. Efficient on-demand type streaming data delivery model allows network management functions to be plugged in to receive Management Plane data directly without database access. A demonstrator system has been implemented. The feasibility of the implementation is evaluated in terms of resource consumption and latency.

Keywords

Cellular network Key performance indicator Network management 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Center for Ubiquitous ComputingUniversity of OuluOuluFinland
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of HelsinkiHelsinkiFinland
  3. 3.Nokia Bell LabsEspooFinland

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