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J. Sens. Actuator Netw. 2018, 7(1), 1;

Development of Intelligent Core Network for Tactile Internet and Future Smart Systems

Telecommunication Networks and Data Transmission, The Bonch-Bruevich State University of Telecommunication, 193232 Sankt-Peterburg, Russia
Electronics and Communications Engineering, Zagazig University, Ash Sharqia Governorate 44519, Egypt
Applied Probability and Informatics, Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University), 117198 Moskva, Russia
Faculty of Information Technology, Middle East University Amman, 383 Amman 11831, Jordan
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Received: 31 October 2017 / Revised: 5 December 2017 / Accepted: 11 December 2017 / Published: 2 January 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sensors and Actuators in Smart Cities)
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One of the main design aspects of the Tactile Internet system is the 1 ms end-to-end latency, which is considered as being the main challenge with the system realization. Forced by recent development and capabilities of the fifth generation (5G) cellular system, the Tactile Internet will become a real. One way to overcome the 1 ms latency is to employ a centralized controller in the core of the network with a global knowledge of the system, together with the concept of network function virtualization (NFV). This is the idea behind the software defined networking (SDN). This paper introduces a Tactile Internet system structure, which employs SDN in the core of the cellular network and mobile edge computing (MEC) in multi-levels. The work is mainly concerned with the structure of the core network. The system is simulated over a reliable environment and introduces a round trip latency of orders of 1 ms. This can be interpreted by the reduction of intermediate nodes that are involved in the communication process. View Full-Text
Keywords: Tactile Internet; 5G; latency; NFV; SDN; MEC Tactile Internet; 5G; latency; NFV; SDN; MEC

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Ateya, A.A.; Muthanna, A.; Gudkova, I.; Abuarqoub, A.; Vybornova, A.; Koucheryavy, A. Development of Intelligent Core Network for Tactile Internet and Future Smart Systems. J. Sens. Actuator Netw. 2018, 7, 1.

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