Networking

Broadcasting User Content Over Novel Mobile Networks

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Executive Summary

In the "Youtube Era", mobile consumption of video, such as Video on Demand (VoD) and User Generated Content (UGC), has been steadily increasing. However, mobile networks are showing to be unprepared for such phenomenal traffic volume, whereas the devices' multiple interfaces are being exploited to address this problem. As such, the interest in offloading techniques has significantly increased, not only at access level, but also at IP layer - boosting solutions based on Distributed Mobility Management (DMM) technologies. Connectivity management taking into account different applications requirements and multiple interfaces calls for a cross-layer solution, where IEEE 802.21 Media Independent Handover (MIH) may take a crucial role.

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