Optimal caching and user association in cache-enabled heterogeneous wireless networks

Ying Cui, Fan Lai, Stephen Hanly, Philip Whiting

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Abstract

Heterogenous wireless networks (Hetnets) provide a powerful approach to meet the massive growth in traffic demands, but also impose a significant challenge on backhaul. Caching at small base stations (BSs) and wireless small cell backhaul have been proposed as attractive solutions to address this new challenge. In this paper, we consider the optimal caching and user association to minimize the total time to satisfy the average demands in cached-enabled Hetnets with wireless backhaul. We formulate this problem as a mixed discrete- continuous optimization for given bandwidth and cache resources. First, we characterize the structure of the optimal solution. Specifically, we show that the optimal caching is to store the most popular files at each pico BS, and the optimal user association has a threshold form. We also obtain the closed-form optimal solution in the homogenous scenario of pico cells. Then, we analyze the impact of bandwidth and cache resources on the minimum total time to satisfy the average demands. Finally, using numerical simulations, we verify the analytical results.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM)
Subtitle of host publicationproceedings
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages1-6
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509013289, 9781509013272
ISBN (Print)9781509013296
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event59th IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2016 - Washington, United States
Duration: 4 Dec 20168 Dec 2016

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Other59th IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2016
CountryUnited States
CityWashington
Period4/12/168/12/16

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Cui, Y., Lai, F., Hanly, S., & Whiting, P. (2016). Optimal caching and user association in cache-enabled heterogeneous wireless networks. In 2016 IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM): proceedings (pp. 1-6). Piscataway, NJ: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). https://doi.org/10.1109/GLOCOM.2016.7842077