Content distribution in wireless networks




  • 2 ECTS

In this course, we will consider the problem of content distribution in a variety of wireless networks: mobile networks, satellite networks and ad hoc networks. The focus will be either on transferring large volumes of data or replicating data on a large number of clients. In addition, the services considered might have real time constraints like video streaming over mobile phones. For each environment, we will introduce the actors at play at different level of the protocol stack from the MAC to the application layer. Next we will review the challenges and possible solutions, e.g., adequate transport layers in satellite network, network coding for ad hoc networks or application/OS adaptations at the client or server side in the case of streaming over mobile networks.