A CCN-based Multi-Source and Multi-Path Transport Mechanism for Wireless Mobile Networks
Due to the massive explosion of social networking and content sharing, it is becoming challenging to transmit a huge amount of multimedia content over wireless mobile networks. The existing paradigm of mobile multimedia sharing has yet to effectively address the energy and bandwidth limitations of wireless devices. Content-Centric Networking (CCN) has been proposed as a possible way to drive the current host-centric Internet paradigm towards a novel content-centric behavior. CCN still has some limitations in providing high-quality content, highlyreliable, faster, and efficient content sharing from multiple content sources, and no existing solution is available to retrieve contents over multiple paths. In this paper, we propose a content delivery and retrieval mechanism using multipath forwarding on top of CCN where contents are divided into multiple chunks and published from multiple mobile sources. It provides a new approach to allow multiple sources for content and to retrieve them chunk by chunk in parallel. We also present an implementation of our mechanismÔ??s basic operations and demonstrate the feasibility and performance of content retrieval from multiple content sources.
Content-centric networking, multipath, wireless mobile networks