Mobility-Aware Coded Storage and Delivery

Conference: WSA 2018 - 22nd International ITG Workshop on Smart Antennas
03/14/2018 - 03/16/2018 at Bochum, Deutschland

Proceedings: ITG-Fb. 276: WSA 2018

Pages: 6Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Ozfatura, Emre; Guenduez, Deniz (Information Processing and Communications Lab, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Imperial College London, UK)

Content caching at small-cell base stations (SBSs) is a promising method to mitigate the excessive backhaul load and delay, particularly for on-demand video streaming applications. A cache-enabled heterogeneous cellular network architecture is considered in this paper, where mobile users connect to multiple SBSs during a video downloading session, and the SBSs request files, or fragments of files, from the macro-cell base station (MBS) according to the user requests they receive. A novel coded storage and delivery scheme is introduced to reduce the load on the backhaul link from the MBS to the SBSs. The achievable backhaul delivery rate as well as the number of sub-files required to achieve this rate are studied for the proposed coded delivery scheme, and it is shown that the proposed scheme provides significant reduction in the number of sub-files required, making it more viable for practical applications.