Offloading Cellular Traffic Through Opportunistic Communications: Analysis and Optimization

  title={Offloading Cellular Traffic Through Opportunistic Communications: Analysis and Optimization},
  author={Vincenzo Sciancalepore and Domenico Giustiniano and Albert Banchs and Andreea Hossmann-Picu},
  journal={IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications},
Offloading traffic through opportunistic communications has been recently proposed as a way to relieve the current overload of cellular networks. Opportunistic communication can occur when mobile device users are (temporarily) in each other's proximity, such that the devices can establish a local peer-to-peer connection (e.g., via WLAN or Bluetooth). Since opportunistic communication is based on the spontaneous mobility of the participants, it is inherently unreliable. This poses a serious… CONTINUE READING
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