Seamless multimedia delivery within a heterogeneous wireless networks environment: are we there yet?

Trestian, Ramona ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3315-3081, Comsa, Ioan-Sorin and Tuysuz, Mehmet Fatih (2018) Seamless multimedia delivery within a heterogeneous wireless networks environment: are we there yet? IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials, 20 (2) . pp. 945-977. ISSN 1553-877X [Article] (doi:10.1109/COMST.2018.2789722)

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Abstract

The increasing popularity of live video streaming from mobile devices such as Facebook Live, Instagram Stories, Snapchat, etc. pressurises the network operators to increase the capacity of their networks. However, a simple increase in system capacity will not be enough without considering the provisioning of Quality of Experience (QoE) as the basis for network control, customer loyalty and retention rate and thus increase in network operators revenue. As QoE is gaining strong momentum especially with increasing users’ quality expectations, the focus is now on proposing innovative solutions to enable QoE when delivering video content over heterogeneous wireless networks. In this context, this paper presents an overview of multimedia delivery solutions, identifies the problems and provides a comprehensive classification of related state-of-the-art approaches following three key directions: adaptation, energy efficiency and multipath content delivery. Discussions, challenges and open issues on the seamless multimedia provisioning faced by the current and next generation of wireless networks are also provided.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Computer and Communications Engineering
Item ID: 23273
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Depositing User: Ramona Trestian
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2018 16:11
Last Modified: 04 Nov 2020 07:10
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/23273

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