A New Scenario and Techniques for Content Prefetching in 3G Networks

  • Ricardo Romeral
  • David Larrabeiti
  • Manuel Urueña
  • Arturo Azcorra
  • Santiago Gallego
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 169)


Web content prefetching is a well-known technique whose aim is improving the performance of web browsing. After a period of intensive study by the research community, the advent of wireless access technologies and 3G cellular systems in particular has brought back prefetching to the research front, and the suitability of this technique to optimise mobile wireless web surfing is being assessed in many recent works. This paper identifies specific issues in the application of prefetching to 3G networks, proposes a new scenario where prefetching can be effective, studies how this performance-oriented service can be integrated in the value chain (defining a realistic method for charging for this service) and describes a trial scenario being developed over a real 3G network supporting OSA.


3G prefetching OSA/Parlay 


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© International Federation for Information Processing 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ricardo Romeral
    • 1
  • David Larrabeiti
    • 1
  • Manuel Urueña
    • 1
  • Arturo Azcorra
    • 1
  • Santiago Gallego
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Telematic EngineeringCarlos III University of Madrid (UC3M)LeganésSpain

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