Design of a 5G Multimedia Broadcast Application Function Supporting Adaptive Error Recovery

Carlos M. Lentisco, Luis Bellido, Andres Cardenas, Ricardo Flores Moyano, David Fernandez

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The demand for mobile multimedia streaming services has been steadily growing in recent years. Mobile multimedia broadcasting addresses the shortage of radio resources but introduces a network error recovery problem. Retransmitting multimedia segments that are not correctly broadcast can cause service disruptions and increased service latency, affecting the quality of experience perceived by end users. With the advent of networking paradigms based on virtualization technologies, mobile networks have been enabled with more flexibility and agility to deploy innovative services that improve the utilization of available network resources. This paper discusses how mobile multimedia broadcast services can be designed to prevent service degradation by using the computing capabilities provided by multiaccess edge computing (MEC) platforms in the context of a 5G network architecture. An experimental platform has been developed to evaluate the feasibility of a MEC application to provide adaptive error recovery for multimedia broadcast services. The results of the experiments carried out show that the proposal provides a flexible mechanism that can be deployed at the network edge to lower the impact of transmission errors on latency and service disruptions.

Idioma originalInglés
Páginas (desde-hasta)378-388
Número de páginas11
PublicaciónIEEE Transactions on Multimedia
EstadoPublicada - 1 ene. 2023


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