Mobile Networks and Management. Third International ICST Conference, MONAMI 2011, Aveiro, Portugal, September 21-23, 2011, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

Efficient Multimedia Content Distribution to Mobile Communities

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-30422-4_20,
        author={Filipe Pinto and \^{A}lvaro Gomes and Eduardo S\^{a}},
        title={Efficient Multimedia Content Distribution to Mobile Communities},
        proceedings={Mobile Networks and Management. Third International ICST Conference, MONAMI 2011, Aveiro, Portugal, September 21-23, 2011, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={MONAMI},
        year={2012},
        month={9},
        keywords={E-MBMS Efficiency EPS MBMS Multicast Multimedia UMTS},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-30422-4_20}
    }
    
  • Filipe Pinto
    Álvaro Gomes
    Eduardo Sá
    Year: 2012
    Efficient Multimedia Content Distribution to Mobile Communities
    MONAMI
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-30422-4_20
Filipe Pinto,*, Álvaro Gomes,*, Eduardo Sá1,*
  • 1: Campus Universitário de Santiago
*Contact email: filipe-c-pinto@ptinovacao.pt, agomes@ptinovacao.pt, esa@lx.it.pt

Abstract

Mobile Operators have to meet the growing demand for multimedia services. The Social Networking trend and the Mobile TV are just a few examples of multimedia services that are seriously crowding the operators’ infrastructure. Since the content is to be shared by large groups of users it makes sense to use a point-to-multipoint technology to convey the multimedia information. MBMS (Multimedia Broadcast and Multicast Service) and E-MBMS (Evolved MBMS) are the 3GPP systems used to delivery multimedia contents to mobile communities. But these technologies do not support power control which leads to an inefficient data distribution. This paper devises a mechanism that makes possible to reduce the transmitted power enabling an effective multimedia multicast data distribution to mobile groups leading to significant gains on the radio interface on next generation multimedia networks.