Edge Caching for Mobile Networks
Caching enables the storage of internet-based content, including web objects, videos and software updates. When web objects are downloaded from the internet or across WAN links, edge caching stores them at the edge of the network. Content can also be proactively cached at the edge based on its predicted popularity. When subsequent requests come for cached material, the content is quickly delivered from edge caching, without the need to download the data again over the WAN. The result is the ability to help save bandwidth, particularly at times of peak network load, increase content delivery, and provide users with a faster and better network experience. This also allows appliances to be forward proxies and decrypt content for caching. Content producers on the internet can add edge caching to their delivery models using content delivery networks (CDNs).
In this comprehensive edited book, the editors and authors introduce edge caching from an information theoretic perspective and discuss its role in saving bandwidth. Many physical layer models and techniques, including interference alignment and beamforming are considered, as well as recent advances on intelligent and proactive communication systems capable of recommending content to users to improve quality of experience and spectrum efficiency.
The book provides systematic and thorough coverage of edge caching for mobile networks for an audience of researchers, engineers and scientists from academia and the industry working in the fields of ICTs, data science, AI and machine learning.
About the Editors
H. Vincent Poor is the Michael Henry Strater University Professor of Electrical Engineering and former Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Princeton University, USA. A Fellow of the IEEE and the IET, Vince is also a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering and the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, a Foreign Member of the Royal Society and an International Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.
Wei Chen is a Professor and a council member at Tsinghua University as well as, a standing committee member of All-China Youth Federation and the secretary-general of its education board. He has been supported by the 10,000-talent program and the Cheung Kong young scholarship. He received the IEEE Marconi Prize Paper Award, the IEEE Comsoc Asia Pacific Board Best Young Researcher Award, the National May 1st Labor Medal, and the China Youth May 4th Medal.
H. Vincent Poor, Wei Chen