Encyclopedia of Wireless Networks

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| Editors: Xuemin (Sherman) Shen, Xiaodong Lin, Kuan Zhang

Information-Centric Networking: Basic Principle and Architecture

Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-32903-1_333-1



Information-centric networking (ICN) is an approach for communication in a network that provides accessing named data objects as a first order service.

Historical Background

According to the Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI) report (Cisco visual networking index: forecast and methodology: 2015–2020 2014), global IP traffic will reach 194 exabytes per month or 2.3 zettabytes per year by 2021. The content retrieval applications are the most of the traffic, such as delivering multi-media content (e.g., Netflix) and sharing user generated data (e.g., YouTube) (Borst et al. 2010). The widespread Internet multimedia traffic will be 82% of global consumer Internet traffic in 2021. The various of video (e.g., TV, VoD, Internet, and P2P) will be roughly 86% of all global IP traffic (Intel 2016). In the current Internet for applications, some distribution services and technologies are used to address the issue of increasing traffic...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Information EngineeringHenan University of Science and TechnologyLuoyangChina

Section editors and affiliations

  • Wei Quan
    • 1
  1. 1.Beijing Jiaotong UniversityBeijingChina