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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE C 2014 Vol.15 No.1 P.63-80


An enhanced framework for providing multimedia broadcast/multicast service over heterogeneous networks

Author(s):  Yi-han Xu, Chee-Onn Chow, Mau-Luen Tham, Hiroshi Ishii

Affiliation(s):  Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur 50603, Malaysia; more

Corresponding email(s):   xuyihan86@gmail.com, cochow@um.edu.my, thammauluen@siswa.um.edu.my, ishii164@tokai.ac.jp

Key Words:  IEEE 802.21, MIBM-SC, MBMS, MIIS, Heterogeneous networks, Network resource management

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Yi-han Xu, Chee-Onn Chow, Mau-Luen Tham, Hiroshi Ishii. An enhanced framework for providing multimedia broadcast/multicast service over heterogeneous networks[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science C, 2014, 15(1): 63-80.

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Multimedia broadcast multicast service (MBMS) with inherently low requirement for network resources has been proposed as a candidate solution for using such resources in a more efficient manner. On the other hand, the Next Generation Mobile Network (NGMN) combines multiple radio access technologies (RATs) to optimize overall network performance. Handover performance is becoming a vital indicator of the quality experience of mobile user equipment (UE). In contrast to the conventional vertical handover issue, the problem we are facing is how to seamlessly transmit broadcast/multicast sessions among heterogeneous networks. In this paper, we propose a new network entity, media independent broadcast multicast service center (MIBM-SC), to provide seamless handover for broadcast/multicast sessions over heterogeneous networks, by extensions and enhancements of MBMS and media independent information service (MIIS) architectures. Additionally, a network selection scheme and a cell transmission mode selection scheme are proposed for selecting the best target network and best transmission mode. Both schemes are based on a load-aware network capacity estimation algorithm. Simulation results show that the proposed approach has the capability to provide MBMS over heterogeneous networks, with improved handover performance in terms of packet loss rate, throughput, handover delay, cell load, bandwidth usage, and the peak signal-to-noise ratio (PSNR).



关键词:IEEE 802.21, 媒介独立广播多播服务中心,多媒体广播/多播服务,媒介独立信息服务,异构网络,网络资源管理

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