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Multimedia Conferencing at the Network Edge

Ivaylo I. Atanasov 1 and Evelina N. Pencheva 2
1. Technogrid Ltd, Sofia, Bulgaria
2. Todor Kableshkov University of Transport, Sofia, Bulgaria

Abstract—The fifth generation (5G) mobile system provides enhanced data rates, ultra-low latency, and better network resource usage for Internet of Things (IoT) devices in a dense environment. The integration of 5G IoT and multimedia conferencing enables collaboration between humans and devices by launching new capabilities. In this paper, an approach to define Application Programming Interfaces (API) for multimedia conference control is presented. The API design follows the principles of Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC) and features the inherent advantages of MEC. The API is described by resource structure, data types, and sequence diagrams that illustrate the API functionality. Some implementation issues are discussed, and the injected latency is evaluated.
Index Terms—Fifth generation, internet of things, multi-access edge computing, application programming interfaces

Cite: Ivaylo I. Atanasov and Evelina N. Pencheva, "Multimedia Conferencing at the Network Edge," Journal of Communications vol. 17, no. 2, pp. 117-124, February 2022. Doi: 10.12720/jcm.17.2.117-124

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