With Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) in 5G, the User Plane Function (UPF) has moved closer to the end user. This movement, however, has not eliminated the latency incurred to cover the hops to reach the Application Function (AF).
As a result, the internet protocol (IP) core design is of utmost consequence, so that content may be reached with minimal hops. This would imply that service providers would need to incur heavy costs redesigning networks from legacy technology to next generation 5G technology.
A path to this overhaul is needed. The solution presented herein may allow service providers to continue using their legacy infrastructure for streaming while at the same time supporting 5G performance. The solution is directed to algorithms to detect live streaming candidates for live streaming optimization and replicate the same content.
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Simlai, Ananya and Shetty, Rajaneesh, "LIVE STREAMING OPTIMIZER AT UPF USING INTELLIGENT APPLICATION AND FLOW DETECTION", Technical Disclosure Commons, (October 01, 2019)