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1. (WO2018201735) METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CACHING IN A COMMUNICATION NETWORK

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/201735    International Application No.:    PCT/CN2017/117546
Publication Date: Fri Nov 09 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Thu Dec 21 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: H04L 29/08
Applicants: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
Inventors: LEROUX, Philippe
Title: METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CACHING IN A COMMUNICATION NETWORK
Abstract:
Methods and apparatus for evaluating caching in a communication network are disclosed. According to embodiments, the methods and apparatus provide for dynamic evaluation of caching in a communication network, wherein a cost associated with the caching can be indicative of dynamic communication network resource demands. According to embodiments, the methods and apparatus of the instant application provide an application server is provided with a cost profile which relates to one or more of the cost of caching and the cost of link usage. The application server can thereby strategically determine how to provide the desired level of user equipment service while mitigating the cost associated with the provision of same.