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Master Thesis - Data Plane Application

Linköping, Sweden
Students and Young Professionals

English (US)

Job Description

Date: Nov 9, 2018

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Master Thesis - Data Plane Application



In communication networks there are different applications handling data to and from users. An example of such data could be packets originating from a user browsing the Web. The part of a communication network handling such data is called data plane.

In order to reduce the time to implement high quality data plane applications, specialized frameworks for developing data plane applications can be used. Such frameworks bypass network stacks using special drivers in order to reduce interaction with the Operating System to achieve high performance. Packet processing performance can be increased by up to ten times when using such a framework.


Thesis Description


This thesis is about using an existing data plane framework to implement a data plane application simulating an interface of a base station for 5G.


The following steps are envisioned as part of the thesis work:

  • Investigate how the data plane framework Fast data–Input/Output Vector Packet Processing can be used for implementing a data plane application. This framework is an open source extensible framework that provides out-of-the-box production quality switch/router functionality.
  • Implement an application simulating a data plane interface of a base station for 5G
  • Analyze how the usage of Fast data–Input/Output Vector Packet Processing data plane framework turned out


The thesis will be concluded with a result presentation for Ericsson



Requirements/ key qualifications:


This project aims at students in computer engineering, computer science, electrical engineering or similar. Knowledge about network protocols is needed.



1-2 students



Ericsson AB Mjärdevi, Linköping


Preferred Starting Date

Spring 2019



We believe one student or, preferably, two students working as a team can accomplish this thesis work. Please submit Your application Now! The start date can be adjusted to both your and the business needs – the intention is to start in early Spring and finish around 6 months later.


While applying please attach your updated CV, current grades and cover letter written in English into one document (under CV field in the application tool) and clearly define your technical knowledge.


We encourage you to bring your own ideas to the topic above and we look forward to hearing them.


Last application date: 2018-11-23



If you have any questions, please reach out to the person below:


Hiring Manager
Staffan Wiklund
+46 10 711 51 12


Linnéa Korneliusson


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Primary country and city: Sweden (SE) || || Linköping || Stud&YP

Req ID: 257485