Anticipatory Buffer Control and Resource Allocation for Wireless Video Streaming


This paper describes a new approach for allocating resources to video streaming traffic. Assuming that the future channel state can be predicted for a certain time, we minimize the fraction of the bandwidth consumed for smooth streaming by jointly allocating wireless channel resources and play-out buffer size. To formalize this idea, we introduce a new model to capture the dynamic of a video streaming buffer and the allocated spectrum in an optimization problem. The result is a Linear Program that allows to trade off buffer size and allocated bandwidth. Based on this tractable model, our simulation results show that anticipating poor channel states and pre-loading the buffer accordingly allows to serve more users at perfect video quality.

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@article{Sadr2013AnticipatoryBC, title={Anticipatory Buffer Control and Resource Allocation for Wireless Video Streaming}, author={Sanam Sadr and Stefan Valentin}, journal={CoRR}, year={2013}, volume={abs/1304.3056} }