Date Added: Jul 2009
One of the major prerequisites for Long Term Evolution (LTE) networks is the mass provision of multimedia services to mobile users. To this end, Evolved - Multimedia Broadcast/Multicast Service (E-MBMS) is envisaged to play an instrumental role during LTE standardization process and ensure LTE's proliferation in mobile market. E-MBMS targets at the economic delivery, in terms of power and spectral efficiency, of multimedia data from a single source entity to multiple destinations. This paper proposes a novel mechanism for efficient radio bearer selection during E-MBMS transmissions in LTE networks.