Cellular networks have witnessed an increasing demand for video streaming applications recently, and this is expected to further increase in the upcoming years. Providing high Quality of Experience (QoE) video streaming services is becoming a challenge for cellular network operators. This is due to the limited capacity in cellular networks and the impairments of transmission over radio links (e.g., path-loss and fading). As such, the parameters of the wireless communication on the radio access network between the Base-Station (BS) and User Equipments (UEs) have an effect on video streaming QoE. We study the impact of the wireless transmission parameters in Long Term Evolution-Advanced (LTE-A) networks on video streaming QoE. We consider both cell level and link level parameters. Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP (DASH)-based video streaming is considered here. We built a model for an LTEA network and ran multiple simulations with various scenarios. We present and analyze the results to evaluate different video streaming QoE metrics, and to see how they are affected by the various cellular communication parameters.

DASH, LTE-A, QoE, Video streaming
21st Communications and Networking Symposium, CNS 2018, Part of the 2018 Spring Simulation Multi-Conference, SpringSim 2018
Department of Systems and Computer Engineering

Habashna, A.A. (Ala’A Al), Fernandes, S, & Wainer, G.A. (2018). Analyzing the effect of LTE-A transmission parameters on video streaming quality of experience. In Simulation Series (pp. 23–34).