Collaborative Downloading for Multi-homed Wireless Devices

  title={Collaborative Downloading for Multi-homed Wireless Devices},
  author={Ganesh Ananthanarayanan and Venkata N. Padmanabhan and Chandramohan A. Thekkath and Lenin Ravindranath},
  journal={Eighth IEEE Workshop on Mobile Computing Systems and Applications},
Mobile devices are increasingly equipped with multiple network interfaces: Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) interfaces for local connectivity and Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN) interfaces for wide-area connectivity. The WWAN typically provides much wider coverage but much lower speeds than the WLAN. To address this dichotomy, we consider collaborative downloading among mobile devices in close proximity. We demonstrate the potential benefits of such an approach and discuss the many… CONTINUE READING
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