WiLiTV

Reducing Live Satellite TV Costs using Wireless Relays

Rajeev Kumar, Robert Margolies, Rittwik Jana, Yong Liu, Shivendra Panwar

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Abstract

The bandwidth required for TV content distribution is rapidly increasing due to the evolution of HDTV and Ultra HDTV. Service providers are constantly trying to differentiate themselves by innovating new ways of distributing content more efficiently with lower cost and higher penetration. We propose a cost-efficient wireless architecture (WiLiTV), consisting of a mix of wireless access technologies (Satellite, WiFi, and LTE/5G millimeter wave (mmWave) overlay links), for delivering live TV services. In the proposed architecture, live TV content is injected into the network at selected locations, consisting of some homes and/or cellular base stations, using satellite antennas. The content is then further distributed to other homes using a house-to-house WiFi network or an LTE/5G mmWave overlay. We construct an optimal content distribution network with the minimum number of satellite injection points, while preserving the highest Quality of Experience (QoE), for different neighborhood densities. We evaluate the framework using time-varying demand patterns and a diverse set of home location data provided from an operational content distribution network. Our study demonstrates that this architecture reduces the overall cost by 60% compared to traditional architecture. We have also shown that WiLiTV is robust in its support for several TV formats.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalIEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications
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StateAccepted/In press - Feb 7 2018

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High definition television
Satellites
Electric power distribution
Millimeter waves
Satellite antennas
Costs
Base stations
Telecommunication links
Bandwidth

Keywords

  • 5G
  • IPTV
  • live TV distribution
  • low cost architecture
  • LTE
  • mmWave
  • QoE
  • satellite TV
  • WiFi

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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WiLiTV : Reducing Live Satellite TV Costs using Wireless Relays. / Kumar, Rajeev; Margolies, Robert; Jana, Rittwik; Liu, Yong; Panwar, Shivendra.

In: IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, 07.02.2018.

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