Utilizing femtocells for Peer-to-Peer file sharing in cellular networks

Martin Macuha, Yangyang Li, Takuro Sato

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    Abstract

    Peer-to-Peer file sharing, computing and communication services are widely used by internet community and thoroughly studied by academia. However, main utilization of such services is in the wired networks due to several significant issues in the wireless world like connectivity, bandwidth, battery, unwillingness of cellular operators, etc. In the recent years, offering femtocell access points to subscribers became very promising business model for cellular operator. It also opens space for a variety of new services at the users premises. In this paper, we propose novel architecture for mobile peer-to-peer file sharing based on the femtocell deployment and describe a role of the femtocell in such scenario. We also describe traditional architecture and previously proposed solutions for mobile P2P. We evaluate these approaches and clearly show that the femtocell plays significant role and moves mobile P2P services into reality. We also discuss several current issues which can be easily solved by this architecture.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationIEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications, PIMRC
    Pages21-25
    Number of pages5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    Event2011 IEEE 22nd International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications, PIMRC'11 - Toronto, ON
    Duration: 2011 Sep 112011 Sep 14

    Other

    Other2011 IEEE 22nd International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications, PIMRC'11
    CityToronto, ON
    Period11/9/1111/9/14

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    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Macuha, M., Li, Y., & Sato, T. (2011). Utilizing femtocells for Peer-to-Peer file sharing in cellular networks. In IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications, PIMRC (pp. 21-25). [6139907] https://doi.org/10.1109/PIMRC.2011.6139907