Publication Date

Fall 2017

Degree Type

Master's Project

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Computer Science


Cloud radio access network (CRAN) has been proposed for 5G mobile networks. The benefit of a CRAN includes better scalability, flexibility, and performance. The paper introduces a cache management algorithm for a baseband unit of CRAN and load balancing algorithms for virtual machines load within the CRAN. The proposed scheme, exponential decay (EXD) with analytical hierarchy process (AHP), increases hit rate and reduces network traffic. The scheme also provides preferential services for users with a higher service level agreement (SLA). Finally, the experiment shows the proposed load balancing algorithm can reduce the virtual machines’ (VM) queue size and wait time.