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Optimized video content delivery for 5G

The advent of 5G networks offers a new challenge for mobile network operators, namely the more efficient delivery of multimedia services. With this in mind, the EU-funded OPTIMIST project aims to develop a modular end-to-end service platform that will offer optimised delivery of personalised video content in 5G mobile networks. It will achieve this by designing and implementing various multi-access-edge-computing (MEC) services as virtual network functions (VNFs). The VNFs will be instantiated and optimised on the fly to construct a video service chain that meets the personalised requirements of 5G mobile video consumers. The project will provide one of the first worldwide implementations of MEC-enabled service provisioning in 5G networks that is fully compatible with the emerging global reference architectures.

Research Objectives

The Research Objectives of the OPTIMIST project are the following:

RIO1. Conceptualize and develop a modular end-to-end video service delivery architecture integrating MEC-empowered service provisioning into the 5G network.

RIO2. Design and implement a comprehensive MEC service orchestrator for the MEC-empowered support of
stateful video services across different MEC service platforms and 5G network coverage areas.

RIO3. Design and implement a suite of enriched MEC services for the optimized delivery of video content in
3GPP and ETSI-compliant ICT infrastructures.

RIO4. Design and implement an innovative protocol for dynamic adaptive video streaming over HTTP
(DASH) that can incorporate up-to-date recommendations/knowledge from the MEC service orchestrator.