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Mobile Social Networking aided content dissemination in heterogeneous networks

Mobile Social Networking aided content dissemination in heterogeneous networks
Mobile Social Networking aided content dissemination in heterogeneous networks
Since more and more mobile applications are based on the proliferation of social information, the study of Mobile Social Net-works (MSNs) combines social sciences and wireless communications. Operating wireless networks more efficiently by exploiting social relationships between MSN users is an appealing but challenging option for network operators. An MSN-aided content dissemination technique is presented as a potential ex-tension of conventional cellular wireless net-works in order to satisfy growing data traffic. By allowing the MSN users to create a self-organized ad hoc network for spontaneously disseminating contents, the network operator may be able to reduce the operational costs and simultaneously achieve an improved network performance. In this paper, we first summarize the basic features of the MSN architecture, followed by a survey of the factors which may affect MSN-aided content dissemination. Using a case study, we demonstrate that one can save resources of the Base Station (BS) while substantially lowering content dissemination delay. Finally, other potential applications of MSN-aided content dissemination are introduced, and a range of future challenges are summarized.
MSNs, content dissemination, heterogeneous networks
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Hu, Jie
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Yang, Lie-Liang
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Hanzo, Lajos
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Hu, Jie
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Yang, Lie-Liang
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Hanzo, Lajos
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Hu, Jie, Yang, Lie-Liang and Hanzo, Lajos (2013) Mobile Social Networking aided content dissemination in heterogeneous networks. China Communications, 10 (6), 1-13.

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Since more and more mobile applications are based on the proliferation of social information, the study of Mobile Social Net-works (MSNs) combines social sciences and wireless communications. Operating wireless networks more efficiently by exploiting social relationships between MSN users is an appealing but challenging option for network operators. An MSN-aided content dissemination technique is presented as a potential ex-tension of conventional cellular wireless net-works in order to satisfy growing data traffic. By allowing the MSN users to create a self-organized ad hoc network for spontaneously disseminating contents, the network operator may be able to reduce the operational costs and simultaneously achieve an improved network performance. In this paper, we first summarize the basic features of the MSN architecture, followed by a survey of the factors which may affect MSN-aided content dissemination. Using a case study, we demonstrate that one can save resources of the Base Station (BS) while substantially lowering content dissemination delay. Finally, other potential applications of MSN-aided content dissemination are introduced, and a range of future challenges are summarized.

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Published date: 20 June 2013
Keywords: MSNs, content dissemination, heterogeneous networks
Organisations: Southampton Wireless Group

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Local EPrints ID: 353851
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/353851
PURE UUID: 95dfef33-d806-417b-ab64-17102246b59c
ORCID for Lie-Liang Yang: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-2032-9327
ORCID for Lajos Hanzo: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-2636-5214

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Date deposited: 21 Jun 2013 14:13
Last modified: 05 Nov 2019 02:07

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Author: Jie Hu
Author: Lie-Liang Yang ORCID iD
Author: Lajos Hanzo ORCID iD

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