Handover evaluation for mobile video streaming in heterogeneous wireless networks

Saleh Abdallah-Saleh, Qi Wang, Christos Grecos, Duncan Thomson

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Abstract

Current market trends have enabled mobile users to rely increasingly on wireless devices to receive and stream video applications in their daily lives. These multihomed devices are capable of changing point of connection while roaming in current heterogeneous wireless networks, due to their multi-access radio
interfaces. However, services handover between two wireless cells of same radio access technology (RAT), or of different RATs present various challenges. In this study, we evaluate mobile video streaming in heterogeneous wireless networks using WiFi and WiMAX. Our evaluation framework was based on an experiment through a hybrid network comprising a testbed network and an emulator. H.264/AVC video standard with its increasing dominance was chosen for mobile video streaming.
Two scenarios, namely pedestrian and train were implemented for testing based on movement speed of mobile users. Quality of service (QoS) parameters of delay, packet loss and jitter were measured and compared under different scenarios. Experiment results demonstrated a correlation between users’ increased movement speed and increased delays with noticeable video
quality degradation during handovers.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2012 16th IEEE Mediterranean Electrotechnical Conference
PublisherIEEE
Pages23-26
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781467307840
ISBN (Print)9781467307826
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2012
Event2012 16th IEEE Mediterranean Electrotechnical Conference - Yasmine Hammamet, Yasmine Hammamet, Tunisia
Duration: 25 Mar 201228 Mar 2012

Conference

Conference2012 16th IEEE Mediterranean Electrotechnical Conference
CountryTunisia
CityYasmine Hammamet
Period25/03/1228/03/12

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Video streaming
Heterogeneous networks
Wireless networks
Packet loss
Testbeds
Jitter
Quality of service
Experiments
Degradation
Testing

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Abdallah-Saleh, S., Wang, Q., Grecos, C., & Thomson, D. (2012). Handover evaluation for mobile video streaming in heterogeneous wireless networks. In Proceedings of the 2012 16th IEEE Mediterranean Electrotechnical Conference (pp. 23-26). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/MELCON.2012.6196371
Abdallah-Saleh, Saleh ; Wang, Qi ; Grecos, Christos ; Thomson, Duncan. / Handover evaluation for mobile video streaming in heterogeneous wireless networks. Proceedings of the 2012 16th IEEE Mediterranean Electrotechnical Conference. IEEE, 2012. pp. 23-26
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