DataSpotting: Exploiting naturally clustered mobile devices to offload cellular traffic

Xuan Bao, Yin Lin, Uichin Lee, Ivica Rimac, Romit Roy Choudhury

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Abstract

The proliferation of pictures and videos in the Internet is imposing heavy demands on mobile data networks. Though emerging wireless technologies will provide more bandwidth, the increase in demand will easily consume the additional capacity. To alleviate this problem, we explore the possibility of serving user requests from other mobile devices located geographically close to the user. For instance, when Alice reaches areas with high device density - Data Spots - the cellular operator learns Alice's content request, and guides her device to nearby devices that have the requested content. Importantly, communication between the nearby devices can be mediated by servers, avoiding many of the known problems of pure ad hoc communication. This paper argues this viability through systematic prototyping, measurements, and measurement-driven analysis.1

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2013 Proceedings IEEE INFOCOM 2013
Pages420-424
Number of pages5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event32nd IEEE Conference on Computer Communications, IEEE INFOCOM 2013 - Turin, Italy
Duration: Apr 14 2013Apr 19 2013

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE INFOCOM
ISSN (Print)0743-166X

Other

Other32nd IEEE Conference on Computer Communications, IEEE INFOCOM 2013
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityTurin
Period4/14/134/19/13

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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