Networking

Streaming Scalable Video Over WiMAX Networks

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Executive Summary

Broadcasting multiple scalable video streams over wireless broadband access networks in real time is a challenging problem, because of the limited channel capacity and variable bit rate of the videos. The difficulty is further increased in the presence of receiver buffer size limitations which may introduce buffer overflow possibilities. The Multicast/Broadcast Service feature of mobile WiMAX network is a promising technology for providing wireless video broadcast services. In this paper, the authors describe a substream selection problem which arises when multiple scalable video streams are broadcast based on the Multicast/Broadcast Service feature to a number of buffer size constrained receivers.

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