Date Added: Oct 2009
Data broadcasting is an efficient way of delivering information over asymmetric wireless environments, and push systems can provide high scalability and client hardware simplicity. Many environments, however, are characterized by a priori unknown client demands and groups of clients that are located at the same region and have similar demands. The main disadvantage of the approaches in such cases is the lack of fairness, because groups with few members have much lower performance than groups with many clients, because the performance per group (directly) depends on the group size. In this paper, the authors propose a fair push system where the performance of each client is independent of the total number of clients that are located in the same region.