Video Multicasting in Muilticellular Wireless Networks

In this paper, we propose a new mechanism to select the cells and the wireless technologies for layer-encoded video multicasting in the heterogeneous wireless networks. Video delivery in wireless networks is becoming an important multimedia application due to the proliferation of the Web-based services and the rapid growth of wireless communication devices.

The most significant layer, that is, the base layer, contains the data representing the most important features of the video, whereas the additional layers, that is, the enhancement layers, contain data that progressively refine the reconstructed video quality. The layers are distributed to receivers via multicast channels in wireless networks.