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Efficient Multimedia Broadcast for Heterogeneous Users in Cellular Networks

Chetna Singhal; Carla Fabiana Chiasserini; Claudio Casetti

Efficient Multimedia Broadcast and Multicast Services (MBMS) to heterogeneous users in cellular networks imply adaptive video encoding, layered multimedia transmission, optimized transmission parameters, and dynamic broadcast area definition. This paper deals with MBMS by proposing a multi-dimensional approach for broadcast area definition, which provides an effective solution to all of the above aspects. By using multi-criteria K-means clustering, our scheme provides users with high levels of Quality-of-Experience (QoE) of multimedia services. Adaptive video encoding and allocation of radio resources (i.e., time-frequency resource blocks, and modulation and coding scheme) are performed based on user spatial distribution, channel conditions, service request, and user display capabilities. Simulation results show that our solution provides a 70% improvement in user QoE and 86% in number of served customers, as compared to an existing multimedia broadcast scheme.

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