On the interplay between edge caching and HARQ in Fog-RAN

Igor Stanojev, Osvaldo Simeone

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Abstract

In a Fog Radio Access Network (Fog-RAN), edge caching is combined with cloud-aided transmission in order to compensate for the limited hit probability of the caches at the base stations (BSs). Unlike the typical wired scenarios studied in the networking literature in which entire files are typically cached, recent research has suggested that fractional caching at the BSs of a wireless system can be beneficial. This paper investigates the benefits of fractional caching in a scenario with a cloud processor connected via a wireless fronthaul link to a BS, which serves a number of mobile users on a wireless downlink channel using orthogonal spectral resources. The fronthaul and downlink channels occupy orthogonal frequency bands. The end-to-end delivery latency for given requests of the users depends on the HARQ processes run on the two links to counteract fading-induced outages. An analytical framework based on theory of Markov chains with rewards is provided that enables the optimization of fractional edge caching at the BSs. Numerical results demonstrate meaningful advantages for fractional caching due to the interplay between caching and HARQ transmission. The gains are observed in the typical case in which the performance is limited by the wireless downlink channel and the file popularity distribution is not too skewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2018 52nd Annual Conference on Information Sciences and Systems, CISS 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1-6
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781538605790
DOIs
StatePublished - May 21 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event52nd Annual Conference on Information Sciences and Systems, CISS 2018 - Princeton, United States
Duration: Mar 21 2018Mar 23 2018

Publication series

Name2018 52nd Annual Conference on Information Sciences and Systems, CISS 2018

Other

Other52nd Annual Conference on Information Sciences and Systems, CISS 2018
CountryUnited States
CityPrinceton
Period3/21/183/23/18

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems

Keywords

  • Fog-RAN
  • edge caching
  • latency

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