Wireless content sharing where peers share content and services via wireless access networks requires user contributions, as in fixed P2P content sharing. However, in wireless access environments, since the resources of mobile terminals are strictly limited, mobile users are not as likely to contribute as ones in fixed environments. Therefore, incentives to encourage user contributions are more significant in wireless access environments. Although an incentive service differentiation architecture where the content transfer rate is adjusted according to the contributions of each downloading user has been already proposed for fixed P2P, it may not work well in wireless access environments because several factors effect wireless throughput. In this paper, we propose a novel architecture for contributionbased transfer-rate differentiation using wireless quality of service (QoS) techniques that motivates users to contribute their resources for wireless content sharing. We also propose a radio resource assignment method for our architecture. Computer simulations and game-theoretic calculations validate our architecture.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- コンピュータ ネットワークおよび通信