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—We suggest a novel approach to handle the ongoing explosive increase in the demand for video content in wireless/mobile devices. We envision femtocell-like base stations, which we call helpers, with weak backhaul links but large storage capacity. These helpers form a wireless distributed caching network that assists the macro base station by handling(More)
Video on-demand streaming from Internet-based servers is becoming one of the most important services offered by wireless networks today. In order to improve the area spectral efficiency of video transmission in cellular systems, small cells heterogeneous architectures (e.g., femtocells, WiFi off-loading) are being proposed, such that video traffic to(More)
We propose a new scheme for increasing the throughput of video files in cellular communications systems. This scheme exploits (i) the redundancy of user requests as well as (ii) the considerable storage capacity of smartphones and tablets. Users cache popular video files and-after receiving requests from other users-serve these requests via device-to-device(More)
—We present a new architecture to handle the ongoing explosive increase in the demand for video content in wireless networks. It is based on distributed caching of the content in femto-basestations with small or non-existing backhaul capacity but with considerable storage space, called helper nodes. We also consider using the mobile terminals themselves as(More)
—Video is the main driver for the inexorable increase in wireless data traffic. In this paper we analyze a new architecture in which device-to-device (D2D) communications is used to drastically increase the capacity of cellular networks for video transmission. Users cache popular video files and-after receiving requests from other users-serve these requests(More)
We introduce a novel wireless device-to-device (D2D) collaboration architecture that exploits distributed storage of popular content to enable frequency reuse. We identify a fundamental conflict between collaboration distance and interference and show how to optimize the transmission power to maximize frequency reuse. Our analysis depends on the user(More)
We analyze a novel architecture for caching popular video content to enable wireless device-to-device (D2D) collaboration. We focus on the asymptotic scaling characteristics and show how they depend on video content popularity statistics. We identify a fundamental conflict between collaboration distance and interference and show how to optimize the(More)
—We suggest a novel approach to handle the ongoing explosive increase in the demand for video content in mobile devices. We envision femtocell-like base stations, which we call helpers, with weak backhaul links but large storage capabilities. These helpers form a wireless distributed caching network that assists the macro base station by handling requests(More)
—We analyze a novel architecture for caching popular video content to enable wireless device-to-device collaboration. We focus on the asymptotic scaling characteristics and show how they depends on video content popularity statistics. We identify a fundamental conflict between collaboration distance and interference and show how to optimize the transmission(More)
—We present a novel approach to handle the ongoing explosive increase in the demand for video content in wireless mobile devices. We show how distributed caching and collaboration between users and femtocell-like base stations without high-speed backhaul, which we call helpers, can greatly improve throughput without suffering from the backhaul bottleneck(More)