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Enabling the Media industry with 5G: the 5G-MEDIA pilot cases

Rizou Stamatia; Andriani Pasquale

Media-based applications are amongst the most demanding services in terms of bandwidth and latency to enable high audio-visual quality and interactivity. The goal of the 5G- MEDIA project is to develop an integrated programmable platform consisting of a Service Development Kit (SDK) facilitating the development, testing and emulation of media services and a Service Virtualization Platform (SVP), enabling the deployment and operation of media services on 5G networks by leveraging the principles of Network Function Virtualisation (NFV) and Software Defined Network (SDN). The platform offers an advanced cognitive management environment for the provisioning of network services and media-related applications, which directly link their lifecycle management with user experience as well as optimization of infrastructure resource utilization. Another innovation of the 5G-MEDIA project is the integration of serverless computing with media intensive applications in 5G networks, increasing cost effectiveness of operation and simplifying development and deployment time. The aim of this paper is to illustrate how the 5G-MEDIA platform is being validated through three media pilot cases: immersive Virtual Reality 3D gaming application, remote production of broadcast content, and dynamically adaptive Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) for the intelligent distribution of Ultra-High Definition (UHD) content.

This work is part of the 5G-MEDIA project which has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 761699.
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