Improving IPTV On-Demand Transmission Scheme over WiMax

  • Boris Goldstein
  • Gerges Mansour
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6869)


IPTV service, especially Video on Demand (VoD) service like famous sport games, popular movies will be a technology winner in the near future. Multicast transmission will be used in mobile IPTV over wireless access network like WiMax. In this paper, we will look multi-channel multicast algorithm to allocate content packets into several channels over WiMax. Proposed algorithm utilizes hybrid mechanism which combines multi-channel multicasting and unicast scheme to enhance not only service blocking probability but also reduce overall bandwidth consumption of the IPTV networks. In order to evaluate the performance, we compare proposed algorithm against traditional unicast and Multicast schemes.


IPTV multicast unicast Video on-demand 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Boris Goldstein
    • 1
  • Gerges Mansour
    • 1
  1. 1.St. Petersburg State University of TelecommunicationsRussia

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