Cache-Aided Communications in MISO Networks with Dynamic User Behavior

Coded caching (CC) can substantially enhance network performance by leveraging memory as an additional communication resource. However, the use of CC is challenging in various practical applications due to dynamic user behavior. The existing solutions, based on shared caching, cannot directly handle all scenarios where users freely enter and depart the network at any time as they are constrained by specific conditions on network parameters. This paper proposes a universally applicable shared-caching scheme for dynamic setups without any restriction on network parameters. The closed-form expressions for the achievable degrees of freedom (DoF) are computed for the resulting generalized scheme, and are shown to achieve the existing optimal bounds of the shared-cache model. Furthermore, a successive-interference-cancellation-free extension based on a fast iterative optimized beamformer design is devised to optimize the use of excess spatial dimensions freed by cache-aided interference cancellation. Extensive numerical experiments are carried out to assess the performance of the proposed scheme. In particular, the results demonstrate that while a dynamic setup may achieve a DoF substantially lower than the optimal DoF of shared caching, our proposed scheme significantly improves the performance at the finite signal-to-noise ratio compared to unicasting, which only benefits from the local caching gain.