The explosive growth of mobile traffic in the Internet makes content delivery a challenging issue to cope with. To promote efficiency of content distribution and reduce network cost, Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and content providers (CPs) are motivated to cooperatively work. As a clean-slate solution, nowadays Information-Centric Networking architectures have been proposed and widely researched, where the thought of in-network caching, especially edge caching, can be applied to mobile wireless networks to fundamentally address this problem. Considered the profit split issue between ISPs and CPs and the influence of content popularity is largely ignored, in this paper, we propose a Stackelberg-based optimal network profit split scheme for content delivery in information-centric wireless networks. Simulation results show that the performance of our proposed model is comparable to its centralized solution and obviously superior to current ISP-CP cooperative schemes without considering cache deployment in the network.

Content delivery, Content popularity, Edge cache, ISP-CP cooperation, Stackelberg game
doi.org/10.1109/ICCW.2019.8756869
2019 IEEE International Conference on Communications Workshops, ICC Workshops 2019
School of Information Technology

Fang, C. (Chao), Wang, Z. (Zhuwei), Huang, H. (Huawei), Si, P. (Pengbo), & Yu, F.R. (2019). A stackelberg-based optimal profit split scheme in information-centric wireless networks. In 2019 IEEE International Conference on Communications Workshops, ICC Workshops 2019 - Proceedings. doi:10.1109/ICCW.2019.8756869