Optimizing video QoE for mobile eMBMS users in cellular networks

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dc.contributor.author Khalid, Ahmed
dc.contributor.author Zahran, Ahmed H.
dc.contributor.author Sreenan, Cormac J.
dc.date.accessioned 2020-11-16T10:37:02Z
dc.date.available 2020-11-16T10:37:02Z
dc.date.issued 2020-09-02
dc.identifier.citation Khalid, A., Zahran, A. H. and Sreenan, C. J. (2020) 'Optimizing video QoE for mobile eMBMS users in cellular networks', IEEE Transactions on Multimedia. doi: 10.1109/TMM.2020.3021229 en
dc.identifier.issn 1520-9210
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/10758
dc.identifier.doi 10.1109/TMM.2020.3021229 en
dc.description.abstract IEEE Evolved Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service (eMBMS) is used in cellular networks to improve the utilization of scarce wireless resources in high user density service areas. However, eMBMS configuration involves interwoven decisions including which base stations (eNB) to synchronize to form Single Frequency Networks (SFN), which video qualities to be serviced, and how to distribute resources among different videos. These decisions should accommodate disparate channel conditions for eMBMS users and the impact of eNB's unicast-load in the service area. In this paper, we formulate eMBMS configuration as an optimization problem that maximizes the video QoE for users. Additionally, we present NIMBLE as an eMBMS configuration heuristic, guided by our optimization framework, to solve the problem in real-time. Furthermore, NIMBLE's design integrates elements to accommodate the dynamic nature of cellular networks resulting from changes in both user and network state over time. We developed a simulation testbed and performed extensive experiments to show that, in comparison to state-of-the-art schemes, NIMBLE can increase the average user throughput by 150% and reduce the bitrate switches by 75%. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) en
dc.rights © 2020, IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other uses, in any current or future media, including reprinting/republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works, for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted component of this work in other works. en
dc.subject Streaming media en
dc.subject Quality of experience en
dc.subject Bit rate en
dc.subject Resource management en
dc.subject Unicast en
dc.subject Optimization en
dc.subject Cellular networks en
dc.title Optimizing video QoE for mobile eMBMS users in cellular networks en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Ahmed Zahran, Computer Science, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: ahmed.zahran@ucc.ie en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.date.updated 2020-11-16T10:30:54Z
dc.description.version Accepted Version en
dc.internal.rssid 536784970
dc.contributor.funder Science Foundation Ireland en
dc.contributor.funder European Regional Development Fund en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle IEEE Transactions on Multimedia en
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dc.internal.licenseacceptance Yes en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress ahmed.zahran@ucc.ie en
dc.internal.bibliocheck In press. Check vol / issue / page range. Amend citation as necessary. en
dc.relation.project info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/SFI/SFI Investigator Programme/13/IA/1892/IE/An Internet Infrastructure for Video Streaming Optimisation (iVID)/ en
dc.relation.project info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/SFI/SFI Research Centres/13/RC/2077/IE/CONNECT: The Centre for Future Networks & Communications/ en
dc.identifier.eissn 1941-0077


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