Multimedia Tools and Applications

, Volume 64, Issue 2, pp 439–453 | Cite as

Practical service level agreement negotiation scheme for multicast service in WiMAX

  • Joohyung Lee
  • Jong Min Lee
  • Seong Gon Choi
  • Jun Kyun Choi


For multicast service in WiMAX, there are trade-offs between overall channel efficiency and the number of users under the commitment of service level agreements (SLAs). So, it is important to compromise between accommodating many users under the commitment of SLA and channel efficiency. In order to give an insight of multicast efficiency, we suggest a novel metric which is named as channel efficiency (MCE) factor. In addition, we proposed the practical SLA negotiation scheme based on proposed novel metric. Numerical results show that the proposed practical scheme significantly outperforms the conventional multicast transmission scheme.


Multicast service OFDMA WiMAX SLA negotiation 



This work was supported by the IT R&D program of MKE/KEIT. [KI001822, Research on Ubiquitous Mobility Management Methods for Higher Service Availability] and [10039160, Research on Core Technologies for Self-Management of Energy Consumption in Wired and Wireless Networks].


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joohyung Lee
    • 1
  • Jong Min Lee
    • 2
  • Seong Gon Choi
    • 3
  • Jun Kyun Choi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Electrical EngineeringKorea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)DeajeonKorea
  2. 2.Data Transmission Technology Development TeamSK TelecomSeoulKorea
  3. 3.Department of Electrical EngineeringChungbuk National University (CBNU)ChungbukKorea

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