Energy Efficient Wireless Pushing with Request Delay Information and Delivery Delay Constraint

Wei Huang, Wei Chen, H. Vincent Poor

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Proactively pushing content to users is a promising way of coping with the explosively growing traffic demand of next-generation mobile networks. However, it is unclear whether content pushing can improve the energy efficiency of delay-constrained wireless communication systems over fading channels. With pushing, the energy consumption can be reduced due to the extended transmission time duration. But if the user never needs the pushed content, pushing may lead to wasted energy. Based on the random content request delay, this paper derives the user request probability thresholds that determine whether a content file should be pushed under two different quality-of-service requirements, namely, average delay and delay-outage constraints. Moreover, optimal strategies to allocate transmission power in content pushing and on-demand delivery stages are also proposed. It is shown that the energy efficiency of systems with pushing can be significantly improved as the content request probability increases. Numerical results validate the effectiveness of the proposed power allocation strategies for different delay constraints, compared with the corresponding on-demand schemes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number7906544
Pages (from-to)15428-15441
Number of pages14
JournalIEEE Access
StatePublished - Apr 20 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Computer Science
  • General Materials Science
  • General Engineering


  • Pushing
  • average delay constraint
  • delay-outage constraint
  • energy efficiency
  • power allocation
  • random request delay


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