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Augmenting Home Routers for Socially-Aware Traffic Management


Lareida, Andri; Petropoulos, George; Burger, Valentin; Seufert, Michael; Soursos, Sergios; Stiller, Burkhard (2015). Augmenting Home Routers for Socially-Aware Traffic Management. In: 2015 40th Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN), Clearwater Beach, FL, USA, 26 October 2015 - 29 October 2015, 556-564.

Abstract

Mobile users’ Quality-of-Experience (QoE) is degrading as network usage increases while Internet Service Providers (ISP) face increased inter-domain traffic. This paper presents a network traffic management mechanism, named RBHORST, addressing these inefficiencies. RB-HORST exploits home routers by using them as caches and forming an overlay network between them to transfer content. To shift traffic from peak hours, RB-HORST employs predictions based on social network properties and based on similarity in the overlay network. To further improve user QoE, home routers allow trusted mobile devices to offload their mobile connection to the local WiFi. Simulation results show that an overlay is imperative for the success of the proposed caching mechanism. Especially ISPs with a large number of customers can benefit if only every thousandth user shares its router, reducing inter-domain traffic by half and superseding an ISP operated cache. The presented implementation proves that the concept is technically feasible and can be deployed and run on constrained devices.

Abstract

Mobile users’ Quality-of-Experience (QoE) is degrading as network usage increases while Internet Service Providers (ISP) face increased inter-domain traffic. This paper presents a network traffic management mechanism, named RBHORST, addressing these inefficiencies. RB-HORST exploits home routers by using them as caches and forming an overlay network between them to transfer content. To shift traffic from peak hours, RB-HORST employs predictions based on social network properties and based on similarity in the overlay network. To further improve user QoE, home routers allow trusted mobile devices to offload their mobile connection to the local WiFi. Simulation results show that an overlay is imperative for the success of the proposed caching mechanism. Especially ISPs with a large number of customers can benefit if only every thousandth user shares its router, reducing inter-domain traffic by half and superseding an ISP operated cache. The presented implementation proves that the concept is technically feasible and can be deployed and run on constrained devices.

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Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper), refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Informatics
Dewey Decimal Classification:000 Computer science, knowledge & systems
Language:English
Event End Date:29 October 2015
Deposited On:15 Dec 2015 13:36
Last Modified:08 Dec 2017 15:51
Publisher:IEEE
Free access at:Related URL. An embargo period may apply.
Related URLs:https://files.ifi.uzh.ch/CSG/staff/lareida/Extern/Publications/rbhorst.pdf (Author)
http://www.ieeelcn.org/ (Publisher)
http://www.ieeelcn.org/prior/LCN40/index.html (Organisation)
Other Identification Number:merlin-id:12744

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