Peer Selection in P2P File Sharing Systems over Mobile Cellular Networks with Consideration of Downlink Bandwidth Limitation
In P2P file sharing systems over mobile cellular networks, the bottleneck of file transfer speed is usually the downlink bandwidth of the receiver rather than the uplink bandwidth of the senders. In this paper the authors consider the impact of downlink bandwidth limitation on file transfer speed and propose two novel peer selection algorithms named DBaT-B and DBaT-N, which are designed for two different cases of the requesting peer's demand respectively. Their algorithms take the requesting peer's downlink bandwidth as the target of the sum of the selected peers' uplink bandwidth. To ensure load balance on cells, they will first choose a cell with the lowest traffic load before choosing each peer.