Adopting FEC for Reliable Multicasting over LTE Networks

TitleAdopting FEC for Reliable Multicasting over LTE Networks
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsBouras, C, Alexiou, A, Papazois, A, Kokkinos, V, Tsichritzis, G
Conference Name13th ACM International Conference on Modeling Analysis and Simulation of Wireless and Mobile Systems, Bodrum, Turkey
Date PublishedOctober 17 - 21
KeywordsFEC, LTE, MBMS

The key feature for the provision of Multimedia
Broadcast/Multicast Services (MBMS) in Long Term Evolution
(LTE) networks is the Multimedia Broadcast over a Single
Frequency Network (MBSFN). On the other hand, the use of
Forward Error Correction (FEC) in mobile multicast transmission
has significant advantages and the 3rd Generation Partnership
Project (3GPP) has adopted the application layer FEC in the
MBMS standard. In this paper, we investigate the impact of the
application layer FEC over the MBSFN delivery method.