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Front. Comput. Sci.    2018, Vol. 12 Issue (6) : 1039-1059     https://doi.org/10.1007/s11704-018-7153-6
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Video streaming distribution over mobile Internet: a survey
Mu WANG1(), Changqiao XU1(), Shijie JIA2(), Gabriel-Miro MUNTEAN3
1. State Key Laboratory of Networking and Switching Technology, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Beijing 100876, China
2. Academy of Information Technology, Luoyang Normal University, Luoyang 471934, China
3. Performance Engineering Laboratory, Network Innovations Centre, Rince Institute, School of Electronic Engineering, Dublin City University, Dublin 9, Ireland
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Abstract

In recent times, mobile Internet has witnessed the explosive growth of video applications, embracing user-generated content, Internet Protocol television (IPTV), live streaming, video-on-demand, video conferencing, and FaceTime-like video communications. The exponential rise of video traffic and dynamic user behaviors have proved to be a major challenge to video resource sharing and delivery in the mobile environment. In this article, we present a survey of state-of-the-art video distribution solutions over the Internet. We first discuss the challenges of mobile peer-to-peer (MP2P)-based solutions and categorize them into two groups. We discuss the design idea, characteristics, and drawbacks of solutions in each group.We also give a reviewfor solutions of video transmission in wireless heterogeneous networks. Furthermore, we summarize the information-centric networking (ICN)-based video solutions in terms of in-network caching and name-based routing. Finally, we outline the open issues for mobile video systems that require further studies.

Keywords video streaming      content distribution      resource management      mobile Internet     
Corresponding Authors: Changqiao XU   
Just Accepted Date: 29 September 2017   Online First Date: 06 March 2018    Issue Date: 04 December 2018
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Mu WANG,Changqiao XU,Shijie JIA, et al. Video streaming distribution over mobile Internet: a survey[J]. Front. Comput. Sci., 2018, 12(6): 1039-1059.
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