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SESAME is a Research and Innovation project as part of Horizon 2020 agenda that proposes the Cloud-Enabled Small Cell concept, a new multi-operator enabled Small Cell that integrates a virtualised execution platform for deploying Virtual Network Functions (NVFs), supporting powerful self-x management and executing novel applications and services inside the access network infrastructure.

The Light DC will feature low-power processors and hardware accelerators for time critical operations and will build a high manageable clustered edge computing infrastructure. This approach will allow new stakeholders to dynamically enter the value chain by acting as 'host-neutral' providers in high traffic areas where densification of multiple networks is not practical.

The optimal management of a CESC deployment is a key challenge of SESAME, for which new orchestration, NFV management, virtualisation of management views per tenant, self-x features and radio access management techniques will be developed.

SESAME has a budget of ~€8 mil and it involves 18 partners from 7 countries.

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