Mobility

Offloading Cellular Networks With Information-Centric Networking: The Case of Video Streaming

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Executive Summary

In this paper, the authors present a cooperative video streaming application running on top of an "Information Centric Network" (ICN). The application could be used on mobile devices to offload the cellular radio interface. They demonstrate their application in a test-bed exploiting the CCNx software implementation of an ICN, the VideoLan tool and the Apple HTTP Live Streaming format. An Information Centric Network is a communication system specialized in distributing contents, rather than providing host-to-host connectivity. Each content is uniquely identified by means of a name, (e.g., a string). To fetch content, an user sends a content-request that includes the content name.

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