Multicast/broadcast network convergence in next generation mobile networks

Santos, J., Gomes, D., Sargento, S., Aguiar, R., Baker, N., Zafar, M. and Ikram, A. (2008) Multicast/broadcast network convergence in next generation mobile networks. Computer Networks, 52 (1). pp. 228-247. ISSN 1389-1286 Available from:

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The 3GPP Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service (MBMS) aims to introduce group communications into the 3G networks. One of the current key challenges is how to evolve these incipient features towards the ‘‘beyond 3G vision’’ of a converged global network where multimedia content can be delivered over one or more selected broadcast transport bearers. This paper presents potential multicast/broadcast technologies convergence and discusses the issues and challenges in moving towards this next generation network vision from the viewpoint of evolving MBMS.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:IMS, MBMS, multimedia and broadcast, service enablers
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Environment and Technology > Department of Computer Science and Creative Technologies
ID Code:12434
Deposited By: N. Baker
Deposited On:06 Jan 2011 13:08
Last Modified:25 Jan 2017 22:00

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