In this paper, we propose a novel advanced multirate design for evolved Multimedia Multicast/Broadcast Service (eMBMS) in fourth generation (4G) Long-Term Evolution (LTE)/LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) networks. The proposed design provides: i) reliability, based on random network coded (RNC) transmission, and ii) efficiency, obtained by optimized rate allocation across multi-rate RNC streams. The paper provides an in-depth description of the system realization and demonstrates the feasibility of the proposed eMBMS design using both analytical and simulation results. The system performance is compared with popular multi-rate multicast approaches in a realistic simulated LTE/LTE-A environment.
|Title of host publication||IEEE International Conference on Communications|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
|Event||2013 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2013 - Budapest, Hungary|
Duration: 9 Jun 2013 → 13 Jun 2013
|Conference||2013 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2013|
|Period||9/06/13 → 13/06/13|