5th International ICST Conference on Wireless Internet

Research Article

Broadcast video streaming in cellular networks: An adaptation framework for channel, video and AL-FEC rates allocation

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/ICST.WICON2010.8457,
        author={Daniele Munaretto and Dan Jurca and Joerg Widmer},
        title={Broadcast video streaming in cellular networks: An adaptation framework for channel, video and AL-FEC rates allocation},
        proceedings={5th International ICST Conference on Wireless Internet},
        publisher={IEEE},
        proceedings_a={WICON},
        year={2010},
        month={4},
        keywords={Base stations Broadcasting Land mobile radio cellular systems Modulation coding Multimedia communication Physical layer Static VAr compensators Streaming media Video coding Video compression},
        doi={10.4108/ICST.WICON2010.8457}
    }
    
  • Daniele Munaretto
    Dan Jurca
    Joerg Widmer
    Year: 2010
    Broadcast video streaming in cellular networks: An adaptation framework for channel, video and AL-FEC rates allocation
    WICON
    IEEE
    DOI: 10.4108/ICST.WICON2010.8457
Daniele Munaretto1,*, Dan Jurca1,*, Joerg Widmer1,*
  • 1: DOCOMO Communications Laboratories GmbH, Munich, Germany
*Contact email: munaretto@docomolab-euro.com, jurca@docomolab-euro.com, widmer@docomolab-euro.com

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 MAC-layer 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.