Mobility

An Average Power Reduction Method for Web Applications on Wireless Terminals

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Executive Summary

Recently, there is a widespread use of Web browser-based Web applications such as e-mails and chats. However, frequent communication between mobile wireless terminals and HTTP servers give rise to problematic increases of average power consumption for the mobile devices. Current attempts to tackle this problem focus on reducing power consumption at the network and data link layers used by the devices. In this paper, the authors propose a different solution where certain functionalities of the mobile application are delegated to other devices with abundant power resources (either from large capacity batteries or power outlets). This method off-loads parts of the communication process normally done at wireless terminals to amply powered machines.

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