Joyce Mwangama, a doctoral student from the Communications Research Group in the Department of Electrical Engineering, has won one of the three best paper awards at the 17th annual Southern African Telecommunication Networks and Applications conference held in early September in Port Elizabeth.
The paper, titled “Implementation of EPC Mobile Networks using NFV and SDN,” investigates the infrastructure sharing aspect for network operators looking to deploy the LTE/EPC network. Virtualization and Software-Defined Networking allows networks to operate at optimal and efficient levels, and serves as a good building block for networks of the future. In this paper the design, implementation and evaluation of a cloud computing and virtualization solution for next generation mobile network sharing among operators was presented. Joyce co-authored the paper with her supervisor, Neco Ventura. This is the fourth year in a row that a student from the Department of Electrical Engineering at UCT has been selected for the best paper awards at SATNAC.
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