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See detailA survey of multi-access edge computing in 5G and beyond: Fundamentals, technology integration, and state-of-the-art
Pham, Quoc Viet; Fang, Fang; Ha, Vu Nguyen UL et al

in IEEE Access (2020)

Driven by the emergence of new compute-intensive applications and the vision of the Internet of Things (IoT), it is foreseen that the emerging 5G network will face an unprecedented increase in traffic ... [more ▼]

Driven by the emergence of new compute-intensive applications and the vision of the Internet of Things (IoT), it is foreseen that the emerging 5G network will face an unprecedented increase in traffic volume and computation demands. However, end users mostly have limited storage capacities and finite processing capabilities, thus how to run compute-intensive applications on resource-constrained users has recently become a natural concern. Mobile edge computing (MEC), a key technology in the emerging fifth generation (5G) network, can optimize mobile resources by hosting compute-intensive applications, process large data before sending to the cloud, provide the cloud-computing capabilities within the radio access network (RAN) in close proximity to mobile users, and offer context-aware services with the help of RAN information. Therefore, MEC enables a wide variety of applications, where the real-time response is strictly required, e.g., driverless vehicles, augmented reality, robotics, and immerse media. Indeed, the paradigm shift from 4G to 5G could become a reality with the advent of new technological concepts. The successful realization of MEC in the 5G network is still in its infancy and demands for constant efforts from both academic and industry communities. In this survey, we first provide a holistic overview of MEC technology and its potential use cases and applications. Then, we outline up-to-date researches on the integration of MEC with the new technologies that will be deployed in 5G and beyond. We also summarize testbeds and experimental evaluations, and open source activities, for edge computing. We further summarize lessons learned from state-of-the-art research works as well as discuss challenges and potential future directions for MEC research. [less ▲]

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See detailCache-Aided Nonorthogonal Multiple Access: The Two-User Case
Xiang, Lin UL; Ng, Derrick Wing Kwan; Ge, Xiaohu et al

in IEEE Journal on Selected Topics in Signal Processing (2019), 13(3), 436-451

In this paper, we propose a cache-aided non-orthogonal multiple access (NOMA) scheme for spectrally efficient downlink transmission. The proposed scheme not only reaps the benefits associated with NOMA ... [more ▼]

In this paper, we propose a cache-aided non-orthogonal multiple access (NOMA) scheme for spectrally efficient downlink transmission. The proposed scheme not only reaps the benefits associated with NOMA and caching, but also exploits the data cached at the users for interference cancellation. As a consequence, caching can help to reduce the residual interference power, making multiple decoding orders at the users feasible. The resulting flexibility in decoding can be exploited for improved NOMA detection. We characterize the achievable rate region of cache-aided NOMA and derive the Pareto optimal rate tuples forming the boundary of the rate region. Moreover, we optimize cache-aided NOMA for minimization of the time required for completing file delivery. The optimal decoding order and the optimal transmit power and rate allocation are derived as functions of the cache status, the file sizes, and the channel conditions. Simulation results confirm that, compared to several baseline schemes, the proposed cache-aided NOMA scheme significantly expands the achievable rate region and increases the sum rate for downlink transmission, which translates into substantially reduced file delivery times. [less ▲]

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See detailThe Application of Power-Domain Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access in Satellite Communication Networks
Yan, Xiaojuan; An, Kang; Liang, Tao et al

in IEEE Access (2019), 7

Satellite communication networks are expected to be indispensable as part of an integrated complement for the upcoming 5G networks since they can provide the most comprehensive coverage and reliable ... [more ▼]

Satellite communication networks are expected to be indispensable as part of an integrated complement for the upcoming 5G networks since they can provide the most comprehensive coverage and reliable connection for areas where are economically unviable and/or difficult to deploy terrestrial infrastructures. Meanwhile, the power-domain non-orthogonal multiple access (NOMA), which can serve multiple users simultaneously within the same time/frequency block, has been viewed as another promising strategy used in the 5G network to provide high spectral efficiency and resource utilization. In this paper, we introduce a general overview of the application of the NOMA to various satellite architectures for the benefits of meeting the availability, coverage, and efficiency requirements targeted by the 5G. The fundamental and ubiquitous features of satellite link budget are first reviewed. Then, the advantage and benefit of introducing the NOMA scheme in various satellite architectures, such as conventional downlink/uplink satellite networks, cognitive satellite terrestrial networks, and cooperative satellite networks with satellite/terrestrial relays, are provided, along with the motivation and research methodology for each scenario. Finally, this paper reviews the potential directions for future research. [less ▲]

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