Mobile Networks and Applications

, Volume 24, Issue 2, pp 532–555 | Cite as

Performance Analysis of the Content Dissemination Mechanism with Proactive Content Fetching and Full-Duplex D2D Communication: an Evolutionary Perspective

  • Hua Qu
  • Gongye RenEmail author
  • Jihong Zhao
  • Youwei Shi
  • Zhenjie Tan


Device-to-device (D2D) communication has been regarded as a promising technique for content dissemination in the fifth generation wireless network. To improve the efficiency of content dissemination, in this paper, we propose a content dissemination mechanism with proactive content fetching (PCF) and full-duplex (FD) D2D communication, referred to as PCF-FD mechanism. This mechanism is characterized by the proactive content requests of partial users that don’t request contents originally. FD communication is utilized to establish more D2D links and increase the area spectral efficiency (ASE). Based on stochastic geometry, we derive the recursive formula of content caching probability from the evolutionary perspective. In addition, the expressions of successful offloading probability (SOP), ASE and average energy consumption are also obtained. Computer experiments show that the analytical results match well with simulation results and our scheme outperforms the conventional scheme without PCF and FD communication by 45% in terms of SOP in a scenario with small user density and light load.


Content dissemination Cache-enabled D2D networks Proactive content fetching Full-duplex communication Offloading Stochastic geometry 



This work is supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China under Grant 61531013 and National Science and Technology Major Project under Grant 2018ZX03001016.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Electronic and Information EngineeringXi’an Jiaotong UniversityXi’anChina
  2. 2.Suzhou Caiyun Network Technologies Co., LtdSuzhouChina
  3. 3.School of Telecommunication and Information EngineeringXi’an University of Posts and TelecommunicationsXi’anChina

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