Multi-interface Extension to a Scalable Video Streaming Architecture
Video service adaptation capabilities are essential for the efficient utilization of the network resources in heterogeneous multi-access environments and ensuring sufficient perceived service quality for the end users. Multi-homing is seen as one important enabler for high-quality and reliable video streaming services and it is expected to be supported extensively in the future Internet. Already today, terminal devices are equipped with multiple network interfaces and able to use them simultaneously. In the future, mobile multimedia services such as video streaming can maximize the user experienced quality by utilizing the available network resources, concurrently.