Modelling packet loss in RTP-based streaming video for residential users

Ellis, M., Pezaros, D., Kypraios, T., and Perkins, C. (2012) Modelling packet loss in RTP-based streaming video for residential users. In: 37th IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks, Clearwater, FL, USA, 22-26 Oct 2012, (doi:10.1109/LCN.2012.6423613)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/LCN.2012.6423613

Abstract

Packet loss is a major problem for real-time Internet applications. Markov models of packet loss are often used to develop and evaluate the performance of these applications. Despite their wide use, these models have not been validated in terms of how well they capture the loss conditions experienced by residential Internet users. We evaluate the accuracy of common packet loss models using traces of IPTV-like traffic measured on residential ADSL and Cable links, and find that these models are insufficient to capture the observed packet loss patterns. We introduce a new type of model, incorporating packet delay information, and show improved accuracy over previous models.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Perkins, Dr Colin and Pezaros, Dr Dimitrios
Authors: Ellis, M., Pezaros, D., Kypraios, T., and Perkins, C.
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
Research Group:ENDS

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