Cooperative multicast scheduling scheme for IPTV service over IEEE 802.16 networks

Fen Hou, Lin X. Cai, James She, Pin Han Ho, Xuemin Shen, Junshan Zhang

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Exploiting the broadcast nature of wireless communications, multicast transmission is an efficient way to improve the network throughput by transmitting the same contents to multiple receivers simultaneously. It has been considered as a key technology for supporting emerging services in next-generation IEEE 802.16 based wireless metropolitan area networks (WMANs), such as Internet Protocol TV (IPTV) and mobile TV. Therefore, it is critical to devise efficient multicast scheduling schemes to support these multimedia services. In this paper, we propose a novel multicast scheduling scheme, using downlink cooperative transmission for achieving high throughput not only for all multicast groups but also for each group member. Extensive simulations are conducted to demonstrate the effectiveness and efficiency of the proposed scheme.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationICC 2008 - IEEE International Conference on Communications, Proceedings
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 2008
EventIEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2008 - Beijing, China
Duration: May 19 2008May 23 2008

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Communications
ISSN (Print)0536-1486


OtherIEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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