Chapter 8. Mobile Video Multicast
This chapter explores the standards and technologies that form the basis for supporting Mobile Video and the underlying multicast architecture that would be required to carry broadcast video channels over mobile networks. There has been varying degrees of progress made in the different aspects of multicast video under mobility. Some of the discussions outline the current solutions, while others indicate the problems yet to be solved, and possible lines along which solutions may be explored.
Over the past decade the growth of cell phone users has been exponential. By 2010, the number of cell phone users was at 5 billion, which is about 72% of the total human population on this planet. ...