Institutional Repository

Towards a converged network : video streaming over WiMAX vs. HSDPA in the rural environment

UnisaIR/Manakin Repository

The system will be going down for regular maintenance at 10:45 for 5 minutes. Please save your work and logout.

Show simple item record

dc.contributor.author Odhiambo, M.O.
dc.contributor.author Amimo-Rayolla, P. O.
dc.contributor.author Kurien, A.M.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-10-14T09:24:40Z
dc.date.available 2010-10-14T09:24:40Z
dc.date.issued 2009-09-23
dc.identifier.citation Odhiambo, MO, Amino-Rayolla, PO & Kurien, AM 2009, ' Towards a converged network : video streaming over WiMAX vs. HSDPA in the rural environment', AFRICON, Nairobi, 23-25 Sept, pp. 1 - 6. en
dc.identifier.isbn 978-1-4244-3918-8
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/3669
dc.description.abstract As the telecommunications industry evolves towards a converged IP-Core network the role of cellular/wireless broadband technologies in achieving Long Term Evolution (LTE) must be greatly evaluated. This would in effect provide lessons for improvement and blueprints for final adoption in NGN (Next Generation Networks). The emergence of BWA (broadband wireless access) as a reliable player, in some cases a substitute for fibre/ADSL, maybe attributed to poor or non-existent copper/fibre, largely inefficient telecommunications management and/or ineffective telecommunications policies in mostly underserviced areas. In this paper, video streaming over existing 3G high-speed packet networks is evaluated against WiMAX as alternatives to fibre/ADSL. Simulation results show WiMAX was found to be a viable and better alternative barring capital expenditure (CAPEX) and operational expenditure (OPEX) considerations. HSDPA was found to achieve rates per user equipment (UE) that meet QoS needs for codec streaming Q-levels of 16 and 64 kbps. The 16 kbps codec rarely requires extensive preroll buffer requirements. However, WiMAX was found to perform better by at least three times for throughput and capacity. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher AFRICON en
dc.subject H.263/MPEG-4 en
dc.subject HSDPA en
dc.subject UMTS en
dc.subject WiMAX en
dc.subject Rural environment en
dc.subject Converged network en
dc.subject Video streaming en
dc.title Towards a converged network : video streaming over WiMAX vs. HSDPA in the rural environment en
dc.type Article en


Files in this item

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

Search UnisaIR


Browse

My Account

Statistics