Journal article

Assessing the Energy Consumption of Proactive Mobile Edge Caching in Wireless Networks

Ming Yan, Chien Aun Chan, Wenwen Li, Ling Lei, Andre F Gygax, Chih-Lin I

IEEE Access | Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) | Published : 2019


Multiaccess edge computing and caching (MEC) is regarded as one of the key technologies of fifth-generation (5G) radio access networks. By bringing computing and storage resources closer to the end users, MEC could help to reduce network congestion and improve user experience. However, deploying many distributed MEC servers at the edge of wireless networks is challenging not only in terms of managing resource allocation and distribution but also in regard to reducing network energy consumption. Here, we focus on the latter by assessing the network energy consumption of different cache updating and replacement algorithms. First, we introduce our proposed proactive caching (PC) algorithm for m..

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Awarded by Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities of China

Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported in part by the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities of China under Grant 2018CUCTJ078 and Grant CUC18A002-2.