Dynamic Mobile Edge Caching with Location Differentiation

Peng Yang, Ning Zhang, Shan Zhang, Li Yu, Junshan Zhang, Xuemin Shen

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Mobile edge caching enables content delivery directly within the radio access network, which effectively alleviates the backhaul burden and reduces round-trip latency. To fully exploit the edge resources, the most popular contents should be identified and cached. Observing that content popularity varies greatly at different locations, to maximize local hit rate, this paper proposes an online learning algorithm that dynamically predicts content hit rate, and makes location-differentiated caching decisions. Specifically, a linear model is used to estimate the future hit rate. Considering the variations in user demand, a perturbation is added to the estimation to account for uncertainty. The proposed learning algorithm requires no training phase, and hence is adaptive to the time-varying content popularity profile. Theoretical analysis indicates that the proposed algorithm asymptotically approaches the optimal policy in the long term. Extensive simulations based on real world traces show that, the proposed algorithm achieves higher hit rate and better adaptiveness to content popularity fluctuation, compared with other schemes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2017 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2017 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509050192
StatePublished - Jul 1 2017
Event2017 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2017 - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: Dec 4 2017Dec 8 2017

Publication series

Name2017 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2017 - Proceedings


Other2017 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality


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