Caching in Cellular Networks Based on Multipoint Multicast Transmissions

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We consider cellular network caching with network-wide Orthogonal Multipoint Multicast (OMPMC) delivery. We apply a probabilistic model for content placement at the Base Stations (BSs). Content is delivered with multipoint multicast operating in file-specific orthogonal resources: all BSs caching a distinct file synchronously multicast it to requesting users in a dedicated resource. For a network modeled as a Poisson Point Process (PPP), an expression for the outage probability is derived. The outage-minimizing cache policy is found from a joint constrained optimization problem over cache placement and resource allocation. We devise principles by which the solution in one propagation environment can be generalized to another. To reduce computational complexity, we obtain a sub-optimal solution based on convex relaxation. We obtain an upper bound of the gap between the optimal and sub-optimal solutions. We compare the outage performance of OMPMC with delivery polices from the literature. Simulation results show that exploiting OMPMC with optimal cache placement and resource allocation outperforms single point cache delivery policies with a wide margin.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2393-2408
Number of pages16
JournalIEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications
Issue number4
Early online date10 Oct 2022
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2023
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


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