TeamBoost: Enhanced cloud connectivity through collaborative MPTCP

Maor Bin, Osnat Mokryn, Nadav Lavi, Moshe Laifenfeld

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    Abstract

    We present TeamBoost, a collaborative solution enabling a client device to leverage the cellular links of its nearby devices to enhance its overall connectivity to the cloud. TeamBoost architecture can serve for numerous internet-of-things (IoT) applications, yet in this work it is proposed as an alternative to conventional and costly H/W upgrades aiming to maintain up-to-date vehicle connectivity experience throughout the vehicles extended lifetime. TeamBoost's approach is to build upon a relatively new and yet well established Multi-Path TCP (MPTCP) protocol, exploiting the natural way that MPTCP splits an end-to-end single TCP stream into multiple MPTCP sub-streams that traverse different communication links. TeamBoost's novel implementation provides a non-trivial extension of MPTCP to TeamBoost's collaborative setting, where sub-streams are relayed through multiple independent devices. To support scalability of the system, the implementation of TeamBoost on the devices is restricted to the user-space, allowing it to be installed as any other application supported by its operating system (OS). Experimental results show the benefits of TeamBoost, in terms of both connectivity performance and robustness.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2017 IEEE International Conference on Microwaves, Antennas, Communications and Electronic Systems, COMCAS 2017
    PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
    Pages1-5
    Number of pages5
    ISBN (Electronic)9781538631690
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 28 Jun 2017
    Event2017 IEEE International Conference on Microwaves, Antennas, Communications and Electronic Systems, COMCAS 2017 - Tel-Aviv, Israel
    Duration: 13 Nov 201715 Nov 2017

    Publication series

    Name2017 IEEE International Conference on Microwaves, Antennas, Communications and Electronic Systems, COMCAS 2017
    Volume2017-November

    Conference

    Conference2017 IEEE International Conference on Microwaves, Antennas, Communications and Electronic Systems, COMCAS 2017
    Country/TerritoryIsrael
    CityTel-Aviv
    Period13/11/1715/11/17

    Bibliographical note

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    © 2017 IEEE.

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Radiation
    • Computer Networks and Communications
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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