An efficient mechanism for adaptive multimedia transmission in 3G networks

TitleAn efficient mechanism for adaptive multimedia transmission in 3G networks
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsBouras, C, Alexiou, A, Barounis, K
Conference NameIADIS International Conference Wireless Applications and Computing 2007, Lisbon, Portugal
Date Published3 - 8 July

This paper proposes a mechanism for the congestion control for video transmission over Universal Mobile Telecommu-nications System (UMTS). Our scheme is applied when the mobile user experiences real time multimedia content and adopts the theory of a widely accepted rate control method in wired networks, namely equation based rate control. In this approach, the transmission rate of the multimedia data is determined as a function of the packet loss rate, the round trip time and the packet size and the server explicitly adjusts its sending rate as a function of these parameters. Through a number of simulations and experiments we validate the correctness and measure the performance and efficiency of the mechanism. The mechanism at first level is evaluated through simulations that carried out in the ns-2 simulator. At sec-ond level, in order to validate the proposed mechanism in real world traffic scenar-ios we perform some experiments in a commercial UMTS network.