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A resource allocation framework for scalable video broadcast in cellular networks

Munaretto, Daniele and Jurca, Dan and Widmer, Joerg (2011) A resource allocation framework for scalable video broadcast in cellular networks. [Journal Articles]

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Abstract

Video streaming is one of the most important applications that will make use of the high data rates offered by 4G networks. The current video transport techniques are already very advanced, and the more immediate problems lie in the joint optimization of video coding, AL-FEC, and PHY rate selection with the goal of enhancing the user perceived quality. In this work we provide an analysis of video broadcast streaming services for different combinations of layered coding and AL-FEC, using a realistic LTE PHY layer. Our simulation results show that the scalable content adaptation given by Scalable Video Coding (SVC) and the scheduling flexibility offered by the 3G-LTE MAClayer provide a good match for enhanced video broadcast services for next generation cellular networks. Our proposed solution is compared to baseline algorithms and broadcast systems based on H.264/AVC streaming solutions. We emphasize the system quality improvement brought by our solution and discuss implications for a wide-scale practical deployment.

Item Type: Journal Articles
Additional Information: From the issue entitled "Special Issue: Wireless and Personal Communications"
Uncontrolled Keywords: broadcast video streaming, H.264 AVC/SVC, AL-FEC, cross-layer optimization, LTE
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Electronics and Computer Science
Depositing User: Rebeca De Miguel
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2012 15:18
Last Modified: 24 Apr 2014 08:20
URI: http://eprints.networks.imdea.org/id/eprint/254

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