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

Minjoong Rim, Chung G. Kang

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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
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported in part by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIT), Korea Government, under Grant 2019R1F1A1056963, and in part by the Samsung Research Funding and Incubation Center for Future Technology under Grant SRFC-IT1702-13.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2020 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. All rights reserved.


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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science
  • General Materials Science
  • General Engineering


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