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Modeling and Simulation of Computer Networks and Systems by Petros Nicopolitidis, Faouzi Zarai, Mohammad S. Obaidat

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Chapter 25

Multimedia transmission over wireless networks fundamentals and key challenges

Gürkan Gür1,2,    1Provus-A MasterCard Company, Ayazaga, Istanbul, Turkey,    2Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey

This chapter presents the topic of multimedia transmission over wireless networks highlighting general challenges driving the research on wireless technologies and networking techniques for mobile multimedia support. After an overview of wireless networks and multimedia transmission characteristics, a layered analysis is provided ranging from the application to physical protocol layers. This discussion is extended with a cross-layer perspective focusing on cross-layer design. The chapter also introduces a number of emerging wireless/mobile ...

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