Wireless video accounted for more than half of the total data traffic in cellular networks in 2015, and this is expected to further increase in the upcoming years. Device-to-Device (D2D) communication, introduced by the LTE-Advanced (LTEA) standard, allows direct communication between devices in cellular networks. Here, we introduce the DIStributed, Cached, and Segmented video download (DISCS) algorithm for improving the throughput of video transmission in cellular networks based on D2D communications. The algorithm splits video files into pieces, which are distributed over selected user equipment (UEs) in the cellular network, to cache and forward the pieces using D2D communication. We used the Discrete EVent System Specification (DEVS) formalism to build an LTEA network model and used the model to study the performance of DISCS. Simulation results show that DISCS achieves significant performance improvements in terms of the cell's aggregate data rate as well as the average data rate per user.

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Keywords Cellular networks, D2D communication, DEVS, LTE-A
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1109/SPECTS.2016.7570510
Conference 2016 International Symposium on Performance Evaluation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems, SPECTS 2016
Citation
Al-Habashna, A. (Ala'a), Wainer, G.A, Boudreau, G. (Gary), & Casselman, R. (Ronald). (2016). Distributed cached and segmented video download for video transmission in cellular networks. In Proceedings of the 2016 International Symposium on Performance Evaluation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems, SPECTS 2016 - Part of SummerSim 2016 Multiconference. doi:10.1109/SPECTS.2016.7570510