Applying Multi-Connection Video Streaming to WiMAX Broadband Wireless

Al-Majeed, Salah and Fleury, Martin (2010) Applying Multi-Connection Video Streaming to WiMAX Broadband Wireless. Journal of Communications, 5 (8). pp. 583-592. ISSN 2374-4367

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Streaming a single video over multiple TCPFriendly Rate Control (TFRC) connections is a way of separately coping with both wireless channel losses and traffic congestion, without the need for cross-layer intervention or retransmission delay at the data-link layer. At the same time, the wireless channel is properly utilized, as throughput improves with an increasing number of connections. Nevertheless over IEEE 802.16e (mobile WiMAX), tuning is needed to select the number of connections and the Time Division Duplex (TDD) frame size. The paper assesses the impact on video quality of packet drops due both to channel loss over a WiMAX access link and router buffer overflow across an all-IP network, consisting of broadband wireless access and core network. The paper also considers end-to-end delay and start-up delay when employing several connections. Results show that provided the TDD frame size is selected appropriately then using multiple connections preserves video quality and improves wireless channel utilization, with a minimal impact on end-to-end delay. As a trade-off, there is an increase in start-up delay arising from the need to avoid possible buffer underflow.

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