ue 15(5): e4

Research Article

User-Centric Energy-Efficient Multimedia Multicast/Broadcast Solutions: A Survey

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/ue.2.5.e4,
        author={Chetna  Singhal and Swades  De},
        title={User-Centric Energy-Efficient Multimedia Multicast/Broadcast Solutions: A Survey},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on Ubiquitous Environments},
        keywords={Multimedia Multicast/Broadcast, Mobile Communications, Scalable Video Coding, Heterogeneous Users, Energy Saving, Quality of Experience, Resource Allocation},
  • Chetna Singhal
    Swades De
    Year: 2015
    User-Centric Energy-Efficient Multimedia Multicast/Broadcast Solutions: A Survey
    DOI: 10.4108/ue.2.5.e4
Chetna Singhal1,*, Swades De1
  • 1: Department of Electrical Engineering and Bharti School of Telecommunication, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, New Delhi, India
*Contact email: chetna.singhal@dbst.iitd.ac.in


Multimedia multicast/broadcast transmissions provide simultaneous access to a common service to the heterogeneous user equipments (UEs) with different device and channel characteristics. One of the major challenges to the service providers is the exponential growth of energy-constrained UEs. In this context, the optimization of multimedia multicast/broadcast transmissions that consider the constraints imposed by the UEs is a major concern of the service providers to ensure high Quality of Experience levels to the customers with diverse constraints. This paper presents an overview of the multimedia multicast/broadcast challenges and open issues, identifies the main factors and the associated constraints that impact the multimedia transmission, and provides a comprehensive classification, comparison, and analysis of the state-of-the-art user-centric, energy- efficient multimedia multicast/broadcast approaches.