Mobility Investigate

A Path Prediction Model to Support Mobile Multimedia Streaming

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Executive Summary

Along with the recent and ongoing advances in the wireless and mobile access technologies, a wide plethora of mobile multimedia services have emerged. Ensuring an acceptable level of Quality of Service (QoS) is a crucial requirement to allow users enjoy these mobile multimedia services. One means to ensure QoS is to minimize the frequency and magnitude of fluctuations in the mobile multimedia streaming rates during the multimedia service and while users are on the move. For this purpose, there is need for tools to predict a user's long-term movement. In this vein, this paper proposes a Path Prediction Model (PPM) to predict a user's movement path.

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