Multimedia Streaming Service Framework for QoS Management in 3G Networks

H. Montes, G. Gómez, and D. Fernández (Spain)


Multimedia Streaming, Quality of Service, 3G MobileNetworks, Radio Resource Management


In this paper, an end-to-end Quality of Service (QoS) framework for streaming services in 3G mobile networks is considered. A solution based on a Public Land Mobile Network (PLMN) hosted multimedia streaming service is studied to avoid accessing through an external IP packet data network (IP-PDN) to streaming services. Under this scenario, the interaction between UMTS and IETF protocols and mechanisms for a streaming session is analyzed. By signaling flowcharts, it is shown that both groups of protocols and mechanisms can co-operate to provide seamless end-to-end real-time services. As a part of the proposed framework, it is presented a Radio Resource Management (RRM) scheme for the support of streaming services over GSM/EDGE Radio Access Network (GERAN) based 3G mobile networks.

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