Delay-Tolerable Contents Offloading via Vehicular Caching Overlaid with Cellular Networks

Byoung-Yoon MIN  Wonkwang SHIN  Dong Ku KIM  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E100-A   No.1   pp.283-293
Publication Date: 2017/01/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1337
DOI: 10.1587/transfun.E100.A.283
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Mobile Information Network and Personal Communications
wireless caching,  vehicular networks,  delay-tolerable contents,  data offloading,  

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Wireless caching is one of the promising technologies to mitigate the traffic burden of cellular networks and the large cost of deploying a higher volume of wired backhaul by introducing caching storage. In the manner of “cutting” wired equipments, all types of vehicles can be readily leveraged as serving access points with caching storage, where their moving nature should be taken into account to improve latency and data throughput. In this paper, we consider a mobility-aware vehicular caching which has a role in offloading delay-tolerable contents from cellular networks. We first clarify the influence of mobility in cellular caching networks, then set the mobility-aware optimization problem of vehicular caching to carry on delay-tolerable contents. Trace-driven numerical results based on rural and urban topographies show that, in presence of individual demand for delay-tolerable contents, the proposed vehicular caching scheme enhances the quality-of-service (QoS) (maximally twofold) relying on the contents delivery being centrally or distributedly controlled.