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Background Traffic-Based Retransmission Algorithm for Multimedia Streaming Transfer Over Concurrent Multipaths

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Executive Summary

The content-rich multimedia streaming will be the most attractive services in the next-generation networks. With function of distribute data across multipath end-to-end paths based on SCTP's multihoming feature, Concurrent Multipath Transfer SCTP (CMT-SCTP) has been regarded as the most promising technology for the efficient multimedia streaming transmission. In this paper, the authors firstly investigate the effect of background traffic on the performance of CMTSCTP based on a close realistic simulation topology with reasonable background traffic in NS2, and then based on the localness nature of background flow, a further improved retransmission algorithm, named RTX CSI, is proposed to reach more benefits in terms of average throughput and achieve high users' experience of quality for multimedia streaming services.

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