Evaluating DASH Player QoE with MPTCP in Presence of Packet Loss

  • Sunit Kumar NandiEmail author
  • Pranav Kumar Singh
  • Sukumar Nandi
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 926)


MPTCP aggregates multiple network interfaces for a single TCP session for enhanced transfer rates and improved reliability to applications. Due to this property, MPTCP has the potential to provide better end-user viewing experience (QoE) for DASH video when used instead of TCP on a multi-homed device. This paper evaluates the performance of DASH on MPTCP and its usability in topologies with independent links between two end-hosts having different packet loss rates and varying DASH video segment sizes. We found that MPTCP provides better playback bitrate than TCP in most cases, at the cost of lower utilization of available bandwidth. MPTCP is also resistant to playback interruptions. Moreoever, the optimal video segment size for QoE is a tradeoff between lesser number of down switches and higher average playback bitrate. So, with the proper choice of video segment size, MPTCP is preferable over TCP for DASH video QoE on a multi-homed wireless mobile device.


MPTCP DASH Performance evaluation Quality of experience Transport protocol Packet loss 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sunit Kumar Nandi
    • 1
    • 3
    Email author
  • Pranav Kumar Singh
    • 2
    • 3
  • Sukumar Nandi
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of CSENational Institute of TechnologyPapum PareIndia
  2. 2.Department of CSECentral Institute of Technology KokrajharKokrajharIndia
  3. 3.Department of CSEIndian Institute of Technology GuwahatiGuwahatiIndia

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