WiMAX TV: Possibilities and Challenges

  • Omneya Issa
  • Wei Li
  • Hong Liu
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 40)

Abstract

WiMAX is an emerging wireless access network offering high data rates and good coverage range. This makes it an appealing last-mile delivery network for IPTV and video applications. However, TV/video delivery must be designed with respect to WiMAX characteristics in different environmental conditions. This paper studies the possibility of providing TV and video over the downlink and uplink of a Fixed WiMAX network without compromising the user perceived video quality. Measurements were taken using professional IPTV and video streaming equipments on commercial IEEE 802.16d equipment. Analysis was done for different video settings and network configurations. A key outcome of this analysis was the feasibility of TV/video delivery over WiMAX with good quality of user experience provided that system limitations are respected.

Keywords

WiMAX IPTV High-Definition and Standard-Definition Video Quality Assessment Quality of Experience (QoE) 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Omneya Issa
    • 1
  • Wei Li
    • 1
  • Hong Liu
    • 1
  1. 1.Communications Research CentreStation H, OttawaCanada

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