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Mobility-aware estimation of content consumption hotspots for urban cellular networks

Sahar Hoteit
Stefano Secci
Guy Pujolle

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—A present issue in the evolution of mobile cellular networks is determining whether, how and where to deploy adaptive content and cloud distribution solutions at the base station and backhauling network level. Intuitively, an adaptive placement of content and computing resources in the most crowded regions can grant important traffic offloading, improve network efficiency and user quality of experience. In this paper we document the content consumption in the Orange cellular network for the Paris metropolitan area, from spatial and application-level extensive analysis of real data from a few million users, reporting the experimental distributions. In this scope, we propose a hotspot cell estimator computed over user's mobility metrics and based on linear regression. Evaluating our estimator on real data, it appears as an excellent hotspot detection solution of cellular and backhauling network management. We show that its error strictly decreases with the cell load, and it is negligible for reasonable hotspot cell load upper thresholds. We also show that our hotspot estimator is quite scalable against mobility data volume and against time variations.
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hal-01131513 , version 1 (16-03-2015)

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Sahar Hoteit, Stefano Secci, Guy Pujolle, Vinh Hoa La, Cezary Ziemlicki, et al.. Mobility-aware estimation of content consumption hotspots for urban cellular networks. IEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium (NOMS 2014), May 2014, Krakow, Poland. pp.1-7, ⟨10.1109/NOMS.2014.6838312⟩. ⟨hal-01131513⟩
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