Abstract: Mobile IPTV is one of the IPTV branches which is growing rapidly in the entertainment world. This popularity is the result of high penetration of mobile phones which are one of basic tools of nowadays life. DVB-H network is one of the major infrastructures for mobile IPTV where its battery efficiency methods, lower usage fees and high bandwidth availability make it a powerful and popular network for supporting mobile IPTV. This study presents a novel concept for mixing 3G and DVB-H network to develop mobile IPTV. In this study, we propose a mixed framework of combined DVB-H and 3G cells in order to push public favorite channels traffic to DVB-H network in order to reduce 3G network traffic and users usage fees. Based on our previous researches by considering some public favorite TV channels as additional channels in DVB-H network, we try to present a new method to shift mobile IPTV traffic to DVB-H network. By combining 3G and DVB-H, users leaving a 3G area and entering a DVB-H area can continue watching their videos by vertical handover between 3G and DVB-H networks. In addition, by broadcasting some additional TV channels in the DVB-H network to reduce users usage fee, we extend the coverage area and reduce the traffic of 3G network. Our performance evaluation results show the effectiveness of the proposed combination on improving the quality of service for mobile IPTV users.
Ali Athari Beyragh and Shirin Khezri, 2016. Reducing Mobile IPTV Traffic in 3G Network by Providing Favorite Channels in DVB-H Network. Asian Journal of Information Technology, 15: 1839-1844.