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Enabling Context-aware HTTP with Mobile Edge Hint

Qian, Peng, Wang, Ning, Foster, G and Tafazolli, Rahim (2017) Enabling Context-aware HTTP with Mobile Edge Hint In: 14th IEEE Annual Consumer Communications & Networking Conference, 2017-01-08 - 2017-01-11, Las Vegas, USA.

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Due to dynamic wireless network conditions and heterogeneous mobile web content complexities, web-based content services in mobile network environments always suffer from long loading time. The new HTTP/2.0 protocol only adopts one single TCP connection, but recent research reveals that in real mobile environments, web downloading using single connection will experience long idle time and low bandwidth utilization, in particular with dynamic network conditions and web page characteristics. In this paper, by leveraging the Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) technique, we present the framework of Mobile Edge Hint (MEH), in order to enhance mobile web downloading performances. Specifically, the mobile edge collects and caches the meta-data of frequently visited web pages and also keeps monitoring the network conditions. Upon receiving requests on these popular webpages, the MEC server is able to hint back to the HTTP/2.0 clients on the optimized number of TCP connections that should be established for downloading the content. From the test results on real LTE testbed equipped with MEH, we observed up to 34.5% time reduction and in the median case the improvement is 20.5% compared to the plain over-the-top (OTT) HTTP/2.0 protocol.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Conference Paper)
Subjects : Communcation Systems
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Electronic Engineering > Centre for Communication Systems Research
Authors :
Foster, G
Date : 20 July 2017
DOI : 10.1109/CCNC.2017.7983146
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Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 25 Oct 2016 14:33
Last Modified : 16 Jan 2019 17:09

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