In this paper, the authors present a developed NS-3 based emulation platform for evaluating and optimizing the performance of the LTE networks. The developed emulation platform is designed to provide real-time measurements. Thus it eliminates the need for the high cost spent on real equipment. The developed platform consists of three main parts, which are video server, video client(s), and NS-3 based simulation environment for LTE network. Using the developed platform, the server streams video clips to the existing clients going through the LTE simulated network. They utilize this setup to evaluate multiple cases such as mobility and handover.