Konstantinos Poularakis

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The landscape towards 5G wireless communication is currently unclear, and, despite the efforts of academia and industry in evolving traditional cellular networks, the enabling technology for 5G is still obscure. This paper puts forward a network paradigm towards next-generation cellular networks, targeting to satisfy the explosive demand for mobile data(More)
We consider the problem of storing segments of encoded versions of content files in a set of base stations located in a communication cell. These base stations work in conjunction with the main base station of the cell. Users move randomly across the space based on a discrete-time Markov chain model. At each time slot each user accesses a single base(More)
Small cells constitute a promising solution for managing the mobile data growth that has overwhelmed network operators. Local caching of popular content items at the small cell base stations (SBSs) has been proposed in order to decrease the costly transmissions from the macrocell base stations without requiring high capacity backhaul links for connecting(More)
Video delivery to mobile users is one of the largest challenges that network operators face today. In this work we consider a heterogeneous cellular network with storage capable small-cell base stations, and study this problem for pre-stored video files that can be encoded with two different schemes, namely versions or layers, in various qualities. We(More)
Caching popular content files at small-cell base stations (SBSs) has emerged as a promising technique to meet the overwhelming growth in mobile data demand. Despite the plethora of work in this field, a specific aspect has been overlooked. It is assumed that all users remain stationary during data transfer and therefore a complete copy of the requested file(More)
The deployment of small cells is expected to gain huge momentum in the near future, as a solution for managing the skyrocketing mobile data demand growth. Local caching of popular files at the small cell base stations has been recently proposed, aiming at reducing the traffic incurred when transferring the requested content from the core network to the(More)
Distributed caching architectures have been proposed for bringing content close to requesters and the key problem is to design caching algorithms for reducing content delivery delay. The problem obtains an interesting new twist with the advent of advanced layered-video encoding techniques such as Scalable Video Coding (SVC). We show that the problem of(More)
The tremendous growth in the use of the World Wide Web and the expansion of Video On Demand and IPTV services increase the bandwidth demands, enforcing the creation of congestion in Internet's links and the experience of big delays to the users. Replicating content at caches which are close to the users can improve the access time for them and reduce the(More)
As the ever growing mobile data traffic challenges the economic viability and performance of cellular networks, innovative solutions that harvest idle user-owned network resources are gaining increasing interest. In this work, we propose leasing wireless bandwidth and cache space of residential 802.11 (WiFi) access points (APs) for offloading mobile data.(More)