Optimization of Webpage Downloading Performance with Content-aware Mobile Edge Computing

Peng Qian, Ning Wang, Bong-Hwan Oh, Chang Ge, Rahim Tafazolli
2017 Proceedings of the Workshop on Mobile Edge Communications - MECOMM '17  
With increased complexity of webpages nowadays, computation latency incurred by webpage processing during downloading operations has become a newly identi ed factor that may substantially a ect user experiences in a mobile network. In order to tackle this issue, we propose a simple but e ective transport-layer optimization technique which requires necessary context information dissemination from the mobile edge computing (MEC) server to user devices where such an algorithm is actually executed.
more » ... The key novelty in this case is the mobile edge's knowledge about webpage content characteristics which is able to increase downloading throughput for user QoE enhancement. Our experiment results based on a real LTE-A test-bed show that, when the proportion of computation latency varies between 20% and 50% (which is typical for today's webpages), the downloading throughput can be improved up to 34.5%, with reduced downloading time by up to 25.1%
doi:10.1145/3098208.3098214 dblp:conf/sigcomm/QianWO0T17 fatcat:c6xq734umbegxjajsnettdwdqi