Mobile Networks and Management. 8th International Conference, MONAMI 2016, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, October 23-24, 2016, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

Distributed Computing of Management Data in a Telecommunications Network

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-52712-3_11,
        author={Ville Kojola and Shubham Kapoor and Kimmo H\aa{}t\o{}nen},
        title={Distributed Computing of Management Data in a Telecommunications Network},
        proceedings={Mobile Networks and Management. 8th International Conference, MONAMI 2016, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, October 23-24, 2016, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={MONAMI},
        year={2017},
        month={1},
        keywords={Cellular network Key performance indicator Network management},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-52712-3_11}
    }
    
  • Ville Kojola
    Shubham Kapoor
    Kimmo Hätönen
    Year: 2017
    Distributed Computing of Management Data in a Telecommunications Network
    MONAMI
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-52712-3_11
Ville Kojola1,*, Shubham Kapoor2,*, Kimmo Hätönen3,*
  • 1: University of Oulu
  • 2: University of Helsinki
  • 3: Nokia Bell Labs
*Contact email: ville.kojola@student.oulu.fi, shubham.kapoor@helsinki.fi, kimmo.hatonen@nokia-bell-labs.com

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.