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In this paper, the authors focus on the gain of using progressive download instead of legacy download for streamable media files for wireless multicasting networks. With progressive download, the media content can be played after some waiting time, while the downloading still continues in the background. They focus on 3GPP's wireless Multimedia Broadcast Multicast System (MBMS). First, they provide a legacy MBMS download system optimized for waiting time to play the media. Then, they provide a progressive MBMS download system to compare the gain in waiting time.