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SWBPG02 Framework and associated techniques to facilitate the concept of Edge-as-a-Service, to examine new potential business models and to evaluate the use of network virtualization to enable EaaS.

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    Dr S Davy
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Project Description

Science without Borders Programme - Brazilian Students Only

The objective of this project is to design a framework and associated techniques to facilitate the concept of Edge-as-a-Service (EaaS), to examine new potential business models and to evaluate the use of network virtualization to enable EaaS. With the proliferation of wireless communications and increasingly bandwidth intensive service, there is a higher demand for coverage and capacity from end users. This is driving an unsustainable fragmented access paradigm, where multiple heterogeneous wireless technologies are deployed in highly overlapping geographical regions without the possible benefit of improved capacity, just increased interference. Edge-as-a-Service aims to examine a different deployment paradigm, where wireless access networks (the edge) is virtualized and shared among multiple core network operators in an elastic and ‘charged for use’ model. This project will seek to develop the concept of EaaS using a service broker based framework, and evaluate the framework through the application of game theory to assess the sustainability of various business models.

TSSG has engaged with over 425 partners across 35 countries worldwide, on collaborative research projects. Their partners include IBM, Cisco, Nokia, Ericsson, Nokia Siemens Networks and Alcatel-Lucent
– as well as Tier 1 operators including Telefónica/O2, T-Mobile, T-Systems (a division of Deutsche
Telekom), Telecom Italia, Vodafone, Telenor Group and Portugal Telecom and many more.

TSSG is also part of the Telecommunication Graduate Initiative (, a program designed to enhance the experience and development of PhD candidates in the field of telecommunications. The programme consists of leading Irish Universities and Institutes of Technology, where the aim is to deliver high quality, relevant course material in both telecommunications topics and transferrable skills. These courses are delivered by leading telecommunications experts from around the world, ensuring a high quality student learning experience and enabling high quality graduates. Potential candidate will have
the opportunity to avail of these courses as part of the study programme.

The candidate may have the opportunity to do an internship with Cisco in Galway, Ireland.

Funding Notes

Please complete an Expression of Interest form available at and submit to [email protected] After passing assessment at WIT, students must meet the Ciência sem Fronteiras eligibility criteria and will be assessed independently for funding by the Ciência sem Fronteiras Programme.

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