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Information 2018, 9(4), 72; https://doi.org/10.3390/info9040072

Random Linear Network Coding for 5G Mobile Video Delivery

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Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Novi Sad, 21000 Novi Sad, Serbia
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Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Bristol, Bristol BS8 1TH, UK
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School of Engineering, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH8 9YL, UK
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Received: 14 February 2018 / Revised: 17 March 2018 / Accepted: 27 March 2018 / Published: 28 March 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Network and Rateless Coding for Video Streaming)
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An exponential increase in mobile video delivery will continue with the demand for higher resolution, multi-view and large-scale multicast video services. Novel fifth generation (5G) 3GPP New Radio (NR) standard will bring a number of new opportunities for optimizing video delivery across both 5G core and radio access networks. One of the promising approaches for video quality adaptation, throughput enhancement and erasure protection is the use of packet-level random linear network coding (RLNC). In this review paper, we discuss the integration of RLNC into the 5G NR standard, building upon the ideas and opportunities identified in 4G LTE. We explicitly identify and discuss in detail novel 5G NR features that provide support for RLNC-based video delivery in 5G, thus pointing out to the promising avenues for future research. View Full-Text
Keywords: random linear network coding; mobile cellular networks; 4G long-term evolution (LTE); 5G New Radio (NR); mobile video delivery random linear network coding; mobile cellular networks; 4G long-term evolution (LTE); 5G New Radio (NR); mobile video delivery
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Vukobratovic, D.; Tassi, A.; Delic, S.; Khirallah, C. Random Linear Network Coding for 5G Mobile Video Delivery. Information 2018, 9, 72.

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