PeerNet helps broadband operators to minimize network traffic by making better use of the existing infrastructure. Large and popular content files are temporarily stored and distributed from local P2P-caches in the access networks, reducing peak traffic loads on weak links further up in the network.
Content type agnostic.
Dynamic traffic detection; Caching content with largest network traffic impact.
Fault tolerant: P2P caching nodes can fail without damaging QoS.
Cost efficient: Caching on inexpensive consumer grade hardware.
Diagram 2. Decrease in link load from using locality aware P2P. (Source: H. Xie, A. Krishnamurthy, 2007, ”P4P: Explicit Communications for Cooperative Control Between P2P and Network Providers”)