A Model for an Innovative 5G-Oriented Architecture, Based on Small Cells Coordination for Multi-tenancy and Edge Services

  • Ioannis P. ChochliourosEmail author
  • Ioannis Giannoulakis
  • Tassos Kourtis
  • Maria Belesioti
  • Evangelos Sfakianakis
  • Anastasia S. Spiliopoulou
  • Nikolaos Bompetsis
  • Emmanouil Kafetzakis
  • Leonardo Goratti
  • Athanassios Dardamanis
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 475)


The “core” aim of the SESAME EU-funded research project is to design and develop a novel 5G platform based on the use of Small Cells, featuring multi-tenancy between network operators and also attach to them edge cloud capabilities to be offered to both the network operators and the mobile users. SESAME aims at providing a fresh 5G mobile network architecture so as to support the ambitious goal of small cell virtualization, multitenancy and edge cloud services. In the present work we assess the fundamental SESAME components and their role in the respective systems, while analysing the initial framework of the essential relevant architecture to implement the critical targets of the respective approach. Finally we identify future potential extensions.


Fifth generation mobile technology (5G) Mobile edge computing (MEC) Multi-tenancy Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) Software Defined Networking (SDN) Small cell (SC) Virtualised network function (VNF) 



The present work has been performed in the scope of the SESAME (“Small cEllS coordinAtion for Multi-tenancy and Edge services”) European Research Project and has been supported by the Commission of the European Communities (5G-PPP/H2020, Grant Agreement No. 671596).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ioannis P. Chochliouros
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ioannis Giannoulakis
    • 2
  • Tassos Kourtis
    • 2
  • Maria Belesioti
    • 1
  • Evangelos Sfakianakis
    • 1
  • Anastasia S. Spiliopoulou
    • 3
  • Nikolaos Bompetsis
    • 1
  • Emmanouil Kafetzakis
    • 4
  • Leonardo Goratti
    • 5
  • Athanassios Dardamanis
    • 6
  1. 1.Research Programs Section FixedHellenic Telecommunications Organization (OTE) S.A.AthensGreece
  2. 2.National Centre for Scientific Research “Demokritos”AthensGreece
  3. 3.Hellenic Telecommunications Organization (OTE) S.A.AthensGreece
  4. 4.ORION Innovations Private CompanyAthensGreece
  5. 5.CREATE-NET (Centre for Research and Telecommunication Experimentation for Networked Communities)TrentoItaly
  6. 6.SmartNET S.A.Agios DimitriosGreece

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