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Adaptive CAC for SVC Video Traffic in IEEE 802.16 Networks

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Executive Summary

Call Admission Control is a key function that guarantees the Quality of Service (QoS) for users. In radio networks, this function is usually based on traffic models and ensures that sessions are admitted only if the estimated available bandwidth is enough for the entire call duration. For video on IEEE 802.16, the CAC function must ensure that the bandwidth to be reserved is compatible with the resource availability. For the enhanced SVC (Scalable Video Coding) systems, the CAC function must take into account all the layers and their characteristics. In this paper, the authors propose an enhanced CAC function for SVC that adapts the admission according to the statistical behaviour of the video sessions.

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