Feasibility of Information-Centric Networking Integration into LTE Mobile Networks



With the current growth of mobile devices usage, mobile networks struggle to deliver content with an acceptable Quality of Experience. In this paper, we propose the integration of Information Centric Networking into 3GPP Long Term Evolution mobile networks, allowing its inherent caching feature to be explored in close proximity to the end users by deploying components inside the evolved Node B. Apart from the paradigm change advantages brought with Information-Centric Networking, its inherent caching enables lower latencies to access content and reduces traffic at the core network. Results show that the impact on the evolved Node B performance is low and advantages coming from Information-Centric Networking are considerable. Thus, mobile network operators reduce operational costs and users end up with a higher network perceived quality even in peak utilization periods.


Information-Centric Networking, LTE, Caching


SAC 2015, The 30th ACM/SIGAPP Symposium On Applied Computing, April 2015


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