Mobility Investigate

MDP-Based Admission Control for Multicast Streaming Services in Wireless Mobile Networks

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Executive Summary

The authors investigate the optimal admission control policy for Multicast Streaming Services (MSS) in the 3rd Generation (3G) and beyond wireless mobile networks. An admission decision in MSS is required only when an empty session not being in service is requested due to the point-to multipoint nature, whereas it is made at every user arrival epoch in unicast service. For this reason, if a user for an empty MSS session arrives, they should make an admission decision in anticipation of the possible reward earned based on users served during a session service time generated by admitting it, and the influence of the session service time upon the future system status.

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