Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers
Mobile devices are pervasive today; multimedia applications executing on Smartphone's and tablets are also commonplace. Rich content involving images, voice, audio, video, graphics, and animations is a part and parcel of the mobile experience for a wide range of applications ranging from entertainment to crisis response. The large volumes of information being captured, exchanged, disseminated through wired and wireless networks result in network congestion, packet drops and consequently low quality of service/experience for end-users. Often a single network alone is incapable of supporting a large number of rich feeds.