Efficient Anchor Point Deployment for Low Latency Connectivity in MEC-assisted C-V2X Scenarios

Pablo Fondo-Ferreiro, Felipe Gil-Castineira*, Francisco Javier Gonzalez-Castano, David Candal-Ventureira, Jonathan Rodriguez, Antonio J. Morgado, Shahid Mumtaz

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Next-generation cellular networks will play a key role in the evolution of different vertical industries. Low latency will be a major requirement in many related uses cases. This requirement is specially challenging in scenarios with high mobility of end devices, such as vehicular communications. The Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC) paradigm seeks to satisfy it. In this paper we propose the dynamic deployment of anchor point network functions at edge locations and the assignment of terminals to these anchor points with the joint objective of minimizing communications latency and reducing network overhead. We formally define the problem as a multi-objective optimization and also propose a novel heuristic greedy algorithm for approximating the solution. This algorithm compares
favorably with baseline and state-of-the-art strategies for latency minimization while reducing the overhead caused by network
Original languageEnglish
Article number10127708
Pages (from-to)16637-16649
Number of pages13
JournalIEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology
Issue number12
Early online date19 Jul 2023
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2023


  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Automotive Engineering
  • 5G
  • Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything (C-V2X)
  • Low-latency
  • Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC)
  • Vehicular communications


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