Title: Improved video streaming scheme for internet television with broadband wireless access

Authors: Salah S. Al-Majeed; Martin Fleury

Addresses: School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester CO4 3SQ, Essex, UK ' School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester CO4 3SQ, Essex, UK

Abstract: Internet television video-streaming schemes do not respond well when access is through a broadband wireless link. A simple but effective negative acknowledgment-based scheme has been designed to meet the needs of Internet television. When used with broadband wireless access, simulations show that the scheme has the better features of both raw UDP transport and the standardised Datagram Congestion Control Protocol but does not have those protocols' disadvantages. The delivered video quality is also found to be superior to multiple-connection, congestion-controlled streaming. This is important for mobile video delivery, as video quality is a key determinant of customer choice.

Keywords: broadband wireless; DCCP; Datagram Congestion Control Protocol; IEEE 802.16; internet television; IPTV; Internet Protocol TV; mobile communications; multiple connections; TFRC; TCP-Friendly Rate Control; video streaming; WiMAX; Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access; mobile video delivery; video quality.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMC.2012.048114

International Journal of Mobile Communications, 2012 Vol.10 No.3, pp.303 - 322

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 22 Jul 2012 *

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