Intelligent 5G L2 MAC Scheduler: Powered by Capgemini NetAnticipate 5G on Intel Architecture
Last Updated: Jun 18, 2021
Capgemini Engineering, along with its 5G partner ecosystem, has developed a cognitive 5G Medium Access Controller (MAC), which is first in a series of activities planned as part of Capgemini’s Marconi.Project. Marconi includes a series of innovations targeted towards realizing cognitive capabilities as part of Intelligent to RAN Controller nodes. These implementations utilize capabilities offered as part of Capgemini RATIO ORAN RIC powered with NetAnticipate5g and also integrated with Intel FlexRAN. The key idea here is to enhance network performance in terms of spectral efficiency, QoS, and network resource utilization. The Marconi team demonstrated ~15% improvement in network performance on 5G MAC scheduler and near-RT RIC platform. NetAnticipate5G, leveraging Intel AI software, Analytics Zoo, and optimized framework running on Intel® Xeon® scalable processors, improved AI accuracy to 55% and reduced AI inference time to 0.64 msec, a 41% improvement, which is a critical requirement for such ultra-low latency and reliable ML-based solutions.