Integration of optical and satellite communication technologies to improve the cache filling time in future 5G edge networks
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Caching is an enabler to avoid congestion and delay in the backhaul links of future 5G networks. The basic idea behind this concept consists in estimating the content that would be most likely requested by the end users served by each edge node and, after that, make a pro-active placement of those files during the traffic off-peak hours. Optical wired/wireless terrestrial links support a high point-to-point data rate but, when the same content needs to reach different destinations, parallel unicast transmissions are needed. On the other hand, satellite systems provide a lower link-level data rate but can easily implement a multicast transmission due to their wide-area coverage. In this paper, a resource allocation strategy that determines the most convenient way to transport the different content using both terrestrial (optical) and satellite (radio) technologies is proposed. Simulation results show that the placement time can be notably reduced in a hybrid terrestrial-satellite backhaul network, particularly in case of bad weather that impacts the data rate of the wireless optical links. The effect of the file popularity distribution and the number of 5G edge nodes on the delivery time is also studied in detail.
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CitationDowhuszko, A.; Shaat, M.; Perez, A. Integration of optical and satellite communication technologies to improve the cache filling time in future 5G edge networks. A: International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks. "ICTON 2019, 21st International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks: 9-13 July 2019, Angers France". 2019, p. 1-5.
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