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Advancing the State of the Fog Computing to Enable 5G Network Technologies

School of Science, Guangdong University of Petrochemical Technology, Maoming 525000, China
Department of Information Systems, Faculty of Computing and Information Technology (FCIT), King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah 21589, Saudi Arabia
School of Intelligent Mechatronics Engineering, Sejong University, Seoul 05006, Korea
Department of Information and Communication Engineering, Sejong University, Seoul 05006, Korea
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
These authors contributed equally to this work.
Sensors 2020, 20(6), 1754;
Received: 27 January 2020 / Revised: 12 March 2020 / Accepted: 18 March 2020 / Published: 21 March 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Intelligent Wireless Technologies for Future Sensor Networks)
Fog Computing (FC) is promising to Internet architecture for the emerging of modern technological approaches such as Fifth Generation (5G) networks and the Internet of Things (IoT). These are the advanced technologies that enable Internet architecture to enhance the data dissemination services based on numerous sensors generating continuous sensory information. It is tough for the current Internet architecture to meet up with the growing demands of the users for such a massive amount of information. Therefore, it needs to adopt modern technologies for efficient data dissemination services across the Internet. Thus, the FC and 5G are updating the data transmission using new technological approaches that are intelligently processing data to provide enhanced communications. This study proposes necessary measures to boost the growth of FC to 5G network usage. It is done by taking an extensive review of how 5G operates as well as studying its taxonomy, the idea of IoT, reviewed projects on IoT applicability, comparison of computing technologies, and the importance of FC. Moreover, it elaborates dynamic issues of computing network technologies, and information is provided on how to remedy these for future recommendations in the field of research and computing network technologies. This paper heavily focuses on the applications of FC as an enabler to the 5G network by identifying the necessary services and network-oriented features that are needed to be used in the place for an improved future enterprise network technology. View Full-Text
Keywords: Fog computing; 5G networks; computing paradigm; IoT Fog computing; 5G networks; computing paradigm; IoT
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Meng, Y.; Naeem, M.A.; Almagrabi, A.O.; Ali, R.; Kim, H.S. Advancing the State of the Fog Computing to Enable 5G Network Technologies. Sensors 2020, 20, 1754.

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Meng Y, Naeem MA, Almagrabi AO, Ali R, Kim HS. Advancing the State of the Fog Computing to Enable 5G Network Technologies. Sensors. 2020; 20(6):1754.

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Meng, Yahui; Naeem, Muhammad A.; Almagrabi, Alaa O.; Ali, Rashid; Kim, Hyung S. 2020. "Advancing the State of the Fog Computing to Enable 5G Network Technologies" Sensors 20, no. 6: 1754.

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