Scalable mobile backhauling via information-centric networking

The rapid traffic growth fueled by mobile devices spread and high speed network access calls for substantial innovation at network layer. The content-centric nature of Internet usage highlights the limitations of the host-centric model in coping with dynamic content-to-location binding, mobility, multicast, multi-homing, etc. If transmission capacity speedups in the backhaul may hide inefficiencies in the short term, the hostcentric communication model needs to be revisited to sustain future mobile demand 1 deposit casino nz.com . In this paper, we first identify and quantify the opportunities for backhaul evolution by analyzing a large set of traffic measurements collected between mobile core and backhaul of Orange France.

The analysis reveals that 50% of HTTP requests are cacheable and traffic can be reduced from 60% to 95% during the peak hour by using 350GBs to 1TB of memory overall. Motivated by such significant opportunities for latency reduction and network cost savings, we present a solution based on Information-Centric Networking (ICN). First results of a large scale experimentation with 100 Linux servers and customized software, in a realistic network setting, provide a glimpse into ICN gains even under naive caching: a factor three reduction in delivery time and almost 40% bandwidth savings, when compared to existing alternatives.