Transport protocols for cloud radio access networks (IMDEA Networks, SPAIN)
Thesis in external company Thesis abroad
Reference persons PAOLO GIACCONE
External reference persons Claudio Fiandrino (email@example.com)
Research Groups Telecommunication Networks Group
Thesis type EXPERIMENTAL
Description To deal with increasingly demanding services and the rapid growing in number of devices and traffic, 5G mobile networks need to provide extreme capacity, massive peak data rates and especially low latency. As a consequence, applications and services are required to move closer to the users, into so-called edge clouds. The recent years have witnessed a trend to centralize base station functionality through Cloud-Radio Access Networks (C-RAN), which bring baseband signal processing to edge clouds. As is known from conventional data centers, legacy transport protocols such as TCP are vastly suboptimal in such a setting, and special-purpose transport architectures are required to achieve ultra-low latencies.
The student will work in the development of novel net- work protocols for data centers with C-RAN function- alities. Specifically, the student will develop software- defined networking solutions within the scope of the project. To this end, hands on in Linux-based software and networking equipment is required as well as good knowledge with programming languages. During the internship, the student will acquire practical experience in multiple areas such as data center and cellular networks.
See also student-proposal.pdf
Required skills Strong skills with programming languages
• Hands on with Linux-based software and networking equipment
• Experience in the area of SDN and platforms like ONOS or OpenStack is an advantage
• Good command of English language is essential
• Ability to work independently as well as in a team
Notes The thesis activity will be in Madrid at IMDEA Networks. Scholarship available.
Deadline 29/01/2019 PROPONI LA TUA CANDIDATURA