Publication Date

Fall 2018

Degree Type

Master's Project

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Computer Science

First Advisor

Melody Moh

Second Advisor

Robert Chun

Third Advisor

Teng Moh


5G Mobile Network CRAN MEC cache management


Cloud Radio Access Networks (CRAN) and Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC) are two of the many emerging technologies that are proposed for 5G mobile networks. CRAN provides scalability, flexibility, and better resource utilization to support the dramatic increase of Internet of Things (IoT) and mobile devices. MEC aims to provide low latency, high bandwidth and real- time access to radio networks. Cloud architecture is built on top of traditional Radio Access Networks (RAN) to bring the idea of CRAN and in MEC, cloud computing services are brought near users to improve the user’s experiences. A cache is added in both CRAN and MEC architectures to speed up the mobile network services. This research focuses on cache management of CRAN and MEC because there is a necessity to manage and utilize this limited cache resource efficiently. First, a new cache management algorithm, H-EXD-AHP (Hierarchical Exponential Decay and Analytical Hierarchy Process), is proposed to improve the existing EXD-AHP algorithm. Next, this paper designs three dynamic cache management algorithms and they are implemented on the proposed algorithm: H-EXD-AHP and an existing algorithm: H-PBPS (Hierarchical Probability Based Popularity Scoring). In these proposed designs, cache sizes of the different Service Level Agreement (SLA) users are adjusted dynamically to meet the guaranteed cache hit rate set for their corresponding SLA users. The minimum guarantee of cache hit rate is for our setting. Net neutrality, prioritized treatment will be in common practice. Finally, performance evaluation results show that these designs achieve the guaranteed cache hit rate for differentiated users according to their SLA.