ABRC: An end-to-end rate adaptation scheme for multimedia streaming over wireless LAN
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AbstractThe rapid growth of wireless LAN (WLAN) deployments will bring about many novel mobile applications. Among them will be real-time multimedia streaming applications running on UDP, which may interfere with current data applications running on TCP. This paper is a first attempt to investigate how to ensure the performance of these two groups of applications when they co-exist over a WLAN. Toward this end, we have designed and implemented a UDP rate adaption scheme called Adaptive-Buffer Rate Control (ABRC) for multimedia streaming over WLAN. ABRC has two distinguishing features compared with other schemes: 1) It can achieve arbitary bandwidth allocations between UDP and TCP in the WLAN, as opposed to previously proposed "TCP friendly" schemes, which can only achieve uniform bandwidth allocations: 2) The majority of previously proposed flexible bandwidth-allocation schemes achieve arbitrary bandwidth allocations by prioritizing and scheduling packet transmissions within network equipment (i.e., within routers, base stations, etc.). In contrast, ABRC is an end-to-end application-layer solution that does not require changes to current WLAN products, making it more readily deployable over existing networks.
All Author(s) ListWang W, Liew SC, Lee JYB
Name of ConferenceIEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference
Start Date of Conference21/03/2004
End Date of Conference25/03/2004
Place of ConferenceAtlanta
Country/Region of ConferenceUnited States of America
Detailed descriptionorganized by IEEE,
Pages393 - 398
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
Keywords802.11; bandwidth allocation; multimedia streaming; rate control; TCP-friendly protocols; TFRC; WLAN
Web of Science Subject CategoriesTelecommunications

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