Performance Evaluation of Low-Latency Live Streaming of MPEG-DASH UHD video over Commercial 5G NSA/SA Network

Kasidis Arunruangsirilert, Bo Wei, Hang Song, Jiro Katto

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Abstract

5G Standalone (SA) is the goal of the 5G evolution, which aims to provide higher throughput and lower latency than the existing LTE network. One of the main applications of 5G is the real-time distribution of Ultra High-Definition (UHD) content with a resolution of 4K or 8K. In Q2/2021, Advanced Info Service (AIS), the biggest operator in Thailand, launched 5G SA, providing both 5G SA/NSA service nationwide in addition to the existing LTE network. While many parts of the world are still in process of rolling out the first phase of 5G in Non-Standalone (NSA) mode, 5G SA in Thailand already covers more than 76% of the population. In this paper, UHD video will be a real-time live streaming via MPEG-DASH over different mobile network technologies with minimal buffer size to provide the lowest latency. Then, performance such as the number of dropped segments, MAC throughput, and latency are evaluated in various situations such as stationary, moving in the urban area, moving at high speed, and also an ideal condition with maximum SINR. It has been found that 5G SA can deliver more than 95% of the UHD video segment successfully within the required time window in all situations, while 5G NSA produced mixed results depending on the condition of the LTE network. The result also reveals that the LTE network failed to deliver more than 20 % of the video segment within the deadline, which shows that 5G SA is absolutely necessary for low-latency UHD video streaming and 5G NSA may not be good enough for such task as it relies on the legacy control signal.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICCCN 2022 - 31st International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781665497268
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Event31st International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks, ICCCN 2022 - Virtual, Online, United States
Duration: 2022 Jul 252022 Jul 27

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks, ICCCN
Volume2022-July
ISSN (Print)1095-2055

Conference

Conference31st International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks, ICCCN 2022
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityVirtual, Online
Period22/7/2522/7/27

Keywords

  • 5G SA
  • 5G Standalone
  • live streaming
  • loss
  • low-latency
  • MPEG-DASH
  • UHD

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Software

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