Peak-hour caching schemes of mobile devices for overload cells in wireless caching systems

Minjoong Rim, Chung G. Kang

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Abstract

In the case of broadband wireless communication systems with high carrier frequencies, high-speed wireless communication is feasible, but if high-capacity backhaul is not supplied to all base stations, a backhaul bottleneck may occur. To solve this backhaul bottleneck problem, one can use wireless caching or device-to-device (D2D) caching technology that installs a cache on a mobile end device, use the cache to store video content, and then supply the video content when requested by other end devices. Prior to peak traffic hours, video content can be stored on mobile end devices according to the content preferences, but it is difficult to solve cell overload problems that occur during peak traffic hours. This is because peak traffic hours can persist for a long time, and thus device positions, content preferences, and cell loads are liable to change during peak traffic hours. Providing broadband radio and high-capacity backhaul to all cells can create cost issues, but if there are some cells with broadband wireless resources and high-capacity backhaul, these cells may often support sufficient data even during peak traffic hours. If a mobile end device can intermittently enter a cell with sufficient data supply, it can update its cache using some short-term information. In this paper, we compare wireless caching schemes that update the caches of mobile end devices during peak traffic hours with the goal of reducing overload data. If high-capacity base stations are installed within a certain distance interval from each other to reduce the content update period, then good performance can be obtained by frequently updating the caches while considering the short-term content preferences of nearby overload cells. In addition, if a mobile device can predict its movement path, performance can be further improved by considering only the overload cells in the predicted path.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)195274-195289
Number of pages16
JournalIEEE Access
Volume8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Keywords

  • Content prefetching
  • D2D caching
  • Data offloading
  • Mobile caching
  • Overload cell
  • Peak-hour caching
  • Wireless caching

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)

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