Date Added: Jan 2012
Massive content delivery in metropolitan networks has recently gained much attention with the successful deployment of commercial systems and an increasing user popularity. With an enormous volume of content available in the network, as well as the growing size of content owing to the popularity of high-definition video, the exploration of capacity in the caching network becomes a critical issue in providing guaranteed service. Yet, collaboration strategies among cache servers in emerging scenarios, such as IPTV services, are still not well understood so far. In this paper, the authors propose an efficient collaborative caching mechanism based on the topology derived from a real-world IPTV system, with a particular focus on exploring the capacity of the existing system infrastructure.