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Look-ahead strategies based on store-carry and forward relaying for energy efficient cellular communications

Kolios, Panayiotis, Friderikos, Vasilis and Papadaki, Katerina (2010) Look-ahead strategies based on store-carry and forward relaying for energy efficient cellular communications. Future Internet, 2 (4). pp. 587-602. ISSN 1999-5903

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Abstract

With the increasing availability of Internet type services on mobile devices and the attractive flat rate all-you-can-eat billing system, cellular telecommunication networks are experiencing a tremendous growth in data usage demand. However, there are increasing concerns that current network deployment trends (including more efficient radio access techniques and increased spectrum allocation strategies), will be unable to support the increased Internet traffic in a sustainable way. The delay tolerant nature of mobile Internet traffic allows for a large degree of flexibility in optimizing network performance to meet different design objectives and it’s a feature that has mostly gone unexplored by the research community. In this paper, we introduce a novel message forwarding mechanism in cellular networks that benefits from the inherent delay tolerance of Internet type services to provide flexible and adjustable forwarding strategies for efficient network operation while guaranteeing timely deliveries. By capitalizing on the elasticity of message delivery deadlines and the actual mobility of nodes inside the cell, considerable performance gains can be achieved by physically propagating information messages within the network.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.mdpi.com/journal/futureinternet
Additional Information: © 2010 The Authors
Library of Congress subject classification: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Q Science > Q Science (General)
Sets: Departments > Management
Research centres and groups > Management Science Group
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 07 Oct 2013 13:10
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/53393/

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