Provided by: International Association of Engineers
Date Added: Feb 2008
In a Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) network it is well known that large periods of contention, the intermittent disruptions of the service and limited bandwidth represent a handicap for interactive real-time multimedia applications since they demand high throughput and real time constraints, e.g. Video on Demand (VoD) or Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP). Nevertheless, it is very common to use Wi-Fi networks as a wireless access networks for multimedia servers allocated in a wired networks (normally in the edge of the fixed kernel network).