Wireless Access Mechanisms and Architecture Definition in the MEDIEVAL Project
Wireless network access and the exchange of multimedia flows over the Internet are becoming more and more pervasive in the everyday life. However, simple technological advances in terms of improved network capacity cannot satisfy the increasing demand of such services, since a paradigm shift from the current Internet architecture is required. The EU FP7 MEDIEVAL project tackles this issue by addressing novel architectural frameworks and viable strategies to efficiently deliver video services in a wireless Internet context. This paper reviews the currently ongoing activities of the project for what concerns wireless access, in particular the identification of useful techniques for the considered access technologies (WLAN and LTE-A) and the general definition of architectural schemes to efficiently support video flows.