Mobility

Mobile P2P Trusted On-Demand Video Streaming

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Executive Summary

The authors propose to demonstrate a mobile server assisted P2P system for on-demand video streaming. Their proposed solution uses a combination of 3G and ad-hoc Wi-Fi connections, to enable mobile devices to download content from a centralised server in a way that minimises the 3G bandwidth use and cost. On the customised GUI, they show the corresponding reduction in 3G bandwidth achieved by increasing the number of participating mobile devices in the combined P2P and ad-hoc Wi-Fi network, while demonstrating the good video play-out quality on each of the mobiles. They also demonstrate the implemented trust mechanism which enables mobiles to only use trusted ad hoc connections. The system has been implemented on Android based Smartphones.

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