Energy consumption reduction via context-aware mobile video pre-fetching
2012 (English)In: Proceedings - 2012 IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia, ISM 2012, IEEE , 2012, 261-265 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
The arrival of smartphones and tablets, along with a flat rate mobile Internet pricing model have caused increasing adoption of mobile data services. According to recent studies, video has been the main driver of mobile data consumption, having a higher growth rate than any other mobile application. However, streaming a medium/high quality video files can be an issue in a mobile environment where available capacity needs to be shared among a large number of users. Additionally, the energy consumption in mobile devices increases proportionally with the duration of data transfers, which depend on the download data rates achievable by the device. In this respect, adoption of opportunistic content pre-fetching schemes that exploit times and locations with high data rates to deliver content before a user requests it, has the potential to reduce the energy consumption associated with content delivery and improve the user's quality of experience, by allowing playback of pre-stored content with virtually no perceived interruptions or delays. This paper presents a family of opportunistic content pre-fetching schemes and compares their performance to standard on-demand access to content. By adopting a simulation approach on experimental data, collected with monitoring software installed in mobile terminals, we show that content pre-fetching can reduce energy consumption of the mobile devices by up to 30% when compared to the on demand download of the same file, with a time window of 1 hour needed to complete the content prepositioning.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IEEE , 2012. 261-265 p.
Context-aware content pre-fetching, Mobile video, Reduction of energy consumption
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-118911DOI: 10.1109/ISM.2012.56ISI: 000317430600048ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84874276716ISBN: 978-076954875-3OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-118911DiVA: diva2:609033
14th IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia, ISM 2012, 10 December 2012 through 12 December 2012, Irvine, CA
QC 201303042013-03-042013-03-042015-11-13Bibliographically approved