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Prefetching Architecture for Hot-Spotted Network

07/2002;
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ABSTRACT High-speed wireless access networks are studied for future wireless multimedia applications. In such an environment, a mobile host moving with high-speed like a car cannot have enough time for communication as the cell size will be very small and be configured discontinuously. In this paper, we propose a prefetch architecture referred as to Proactive Data Transfer for these networks. In this architecture, cellular network are also utilized for sending data prefetch request, and the data is prefetched at Prefetch Agent located in high-speed wireless networks. Proactive Data Transfer enables a user to start high-speed data communication as soon as she enters into the area. Moreover, throughput deterioration caused by congestion of backbone network can be alleviated. We also show the effect of proactive data transfer by experimentation.

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