For the purposes of the present document, the terms and definitions given in TR 21.905
and the following apply. A term defined in the present document takes precedence over the definition of the same term, if any, in TR 21.905
A concept related to A distributed network architecture composed of participants that make a portion of their resources (such as processing power, disk/cache storage or network bandwidth) directly available to other network participants.
The entities (e.g. UE, network entity) of both suppliers and consumers of resources, in contrast to the traditional client-server model where only servers supply, and clients consume.
The UE type of participants in the Peer-to-Peer network both providing services to other participants and requesting services from other participants, e.g. PC terminals.
The participants in the Peer-to-Peer network deployed and controlled by operators/service providers both providing services to other participants (e.g. User Peer or Network Peer) and requesting services from other participants, e.g. the cache server deployed by operators/service providers.
Content Source Server:
An entity, which stores the source content, and provisions interface for other entities to fetch content.
Content Cache Server:
An entity, which caches partial/entire source content to be distributed to end users. The data on Content Cache Server is obtained from the Content Source Server or other Content Cache Servers via pre-distribution of the source content or upon users' request. The Content Cache Servers usually are deployed at the edge of the network to accelerate content distribution.
Content Control Server:
An entity, which performs the management of content indexing and control content distribution (e.g. how the source content is distributed from the Content Source Server to the Content Cache Servers).
For the purposes of the present document, the abbreviations given in TR 21.905
and the following apply. An abbreviation defined in the present document takes precedence over the definition of the same abbreviation, if any, in TR 21.905
Content Distribution Service
Content on Demand
Content Delivery Network
Gigabit Passive Optical Network
Ethernet Passive Optical Network
Wireless Local Area Network
Home NodeB and Home eNodeB