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This paper bridges Information-Centric Networking (ICN), a novel form of networking centered around information or content, and Redundancy Elimination (RE), a popular technique widely used to identify content with similar byte-stream. The result is ICN-RE, the first ICN design that supports redundancy elimination. The authors show by means of numerical evaluations that ICN-RE improves bandwidth efficiency by 15-40% compared to vanilla ICN, and that the state of the art hardware can support ICN-RE at line speeds up to 100Gbps. Also, they discuss several benefits of adopting ICN-RE as a network-wide RE solution when compared to state of the art redundancy elimination designs.
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