Choosing Multicast Configuration with Forward Error Correction for Mobile Multiaccess Heterogeneous Users


Mobile devices are typically equipped with multiple
access network interfaces, supporting the coexistence of
heterogeneous wireless access networks. The selection of an optimal set of multiple serving mobile networks for multicast streams is NP-hard and is, therefore, a challenging problem. We propose a simple heuristic approach that provides configuration of multicast groups for a given network topology and network conditions.We consider that a forward error correction technique is applied to deal with packet loss of the wireless communication.