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Alireza Abdollahpouri

Alireza Abdollahpouri

Academic rank: Associate Professor
Education: PhD.
ScopusId: 36132793800
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering
Address: Faculty of Engineering- Department of Computer - Room 219
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Multicast Gain for IPTV Transmission in WiMAX Multi-hop Relay Networks
WiMAX; IPTV; multicast gain; relay networks
Journal Journal of Networks (JNW)
Researchers Alireza Abdollahpouri ، Bernd Wolfinger


Due to characteristics such as: multicast support, wide coverage range, high bandwidth and mobility support, WiMAX could be a leading solution to deliver bandwidth- hungry IPTV services to mobile users. Mobile multi-hop relay (MMR) was proposed as an amendment of the current mobile WiMAX standard to provide relaying capabilities. Relays are deployed as a cost-effective solution to extent coverage area and increase throughput without deploying expensive base stations. In this paper, we introduce multicast gain as a performance criterion, which can be used for computing multicast efficiency. In order to quantify the benefits of multicasting, we analyze multicast transmission for delivery of live TV channels in MMR networks, and determine the gain of access and relay links. The quantification of the efficiency of multicasting can be used by IPTV service providers in resource provisioning, access control or decision support mechanisms in delivery of different TV channels.