Network Coding Assisted Mobile-To-Mobile File Transfer

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Executive Summary

This paper is a sequel of previous work, in which the authors have studied the problem of congestions on the typically overloaded downlink channels in UMTS (Universal Mobile Telecommunication System) networks. The authors' concept is based on the uplink/downlink traffic imbalance in 3G wireless networks and is realized by organizing seamless cooperation between peer-to-peer and cellular networks using a unified radio interface for both systems. The primary goal is to improve the spectral efficiency of cellular networks by enabling direct mobile-to-mobile (m2m) communication on temporarily unused uplink channels for the distribution of a large popular content in a non-real time multicast manner.

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