Channel allocation problem in VOD system using both batching and adaptive piggybacking

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Commercial feasibility demands that a large number of users should be accomodated in a VoD (Video-on-Demand) service with a certain level of QOS (quality of service) given a fixed bandwidth communication channel. Two novel methods to minimize the number of logical channels that are required to support as many users as possible are proposed. They are quasi-optimized batching-by-timeout and quasi-optimized batching-by-timeout with adaptive piggybacking. The effectiveness of the proposed channel allocation strategy is demonstrated by simulation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)969-976
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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