When david helps goliath: The case for 3G onloading

Narseo Vallina-Rodriguez, Vijay Erramilli, Yan Grunenberger, Laszlo Gyarmati, Nikolaos Laoutaris, Rade Stanojevic, Konstantina Papagiannaki

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Abstract

Access link can often be the bottleneck for application performance. In this paper, we propose to augment wired connections using cellular ones, that we term "3G onloading (3GOL)". 3GOL utilizes available mobile devices and alreadypaid- for data volumes to augment and improve performance of applications on wired network.We motivate 3GOL by understanding bottlenecks present in the wired and the cellular networks. In order to understand the potential benefits of 3GOL, we conduct active experiments using mobile devices. We show that capacity gains can scale linearly with the number of devices on the downlink while also seeing improvements on the uplink. Using real traces we show how video on demand can benefit with 3GOL, even when volume caps are in place.We design 3GOL as an over the top service, and highlight research challenges.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 11th ACM Workshop on Hot Topics in Networks, HotNets-11
Pages85-90
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 5 Dec 2012
Event11th ACM Workshop on Hot Topics in Networks, HotNets 2012 - Redmond, WA, United States
Duration: 29 Oct 201230 Oct 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 11th ACM Workshop on Hot Topics in Networks, HotNets-11

Other

Other11th ACM Workshop on Hot Topics in Networks, HotNets 2012
CountryUnited States
CityRedmond, WA
Period29/10/1230/10/12

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Keywords

  • 3G
  • 4G
  • Cellular
  • DSL
  • Networks
  • Onloading
  • Wired

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications

Cite this

Vallina-Rodriguez, N., Erramilli, V., Grunenberger, Y., Gyarmati, L., Laoutaris, N., Stanojevic, R., & Papagiannaki, K. (2012). When david helps goliath: The case for 3G onloading. In Proceedings of the 11th ACM Workshop on Hot Topics in Networks, HotNets-11 (pp. 85-90). (Proceedings of the 11th ACM Workshop on Hot Topics in Networks, HotNets-11). https://doi.org/10.1145/2390231.2390246