Performance Study of Mobile TV over Mobile WiMAX Considering Different Modulation and Coding Techniques


With the advent of the wide-spread use of smart phones, video streaming over mobile wireless networks has suddenly taken a huge surge in recent years. Considering its enormous potential, mobile WiMAX is emerging as a viable technology for mobile TV which is expected to become of key importance in the future of mobile industry. In this paper, a simulation performance study of Mobile TV over mobile WiMAX is conducted with different types of adaptive modulation and coding taking into account key system and environment parameters which include the variation in the speed of the mobile, path-loss, scheduling service classes with the fixed type of modulations. Our simulation has been conducted using OPNET simulation. Simulation results show that dynamic adaptation of modulation and coding schemes based on channel conditions can offer considerably more enhanced QoS and at the same time reduce the overall bandwidth of the system.

Share and Cite:

J. Hamodi, R. Thool, K. Salah, A. Alsagaf and Y. Holba, "Performance Study of Mobile TV over Mobile WiMAX Considering Different Modulation and Coding Techniques," International Journal of Communications, Network and System Sciences, Vol. 7 No. 1, 2014, pp. 10-21. doi: 10.4236/ijcns.2014.71002.

Conflicts of Interest

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.


[1] M. Chen, L. Zhou, T. Hara, Y. Xiao and V. Leung, “Advances in Multimedia Communications,” International Journal of Communication Systems, Vol. 24, No. 10, 2011, pp. 1243-1245.
[2] K. Ain, M. Tarafder, Sh. Khan and Md. Ali, “Path Loss Compensation Technique for WiMAX Technology Based Communication System,” International Journal of Engineering Science and Technology, 2011.
[3] I. Uilecan, C. Zhou and G. Atkin, “Framework for Delivering IPTV Services over WiMAX Wireless Networks,” Proceedings of IEEE EIT, Chicago, May 2007, pp. 470-475.
[4] I. Adhicandra, “Using AMC and HARQ to Optimize System Capacity and Application Delays in WiMAX Networks,” Journal of Telecommunications, Vol. 2, No. 2, 2010, pp. 15-20.
[5] Motorola, “Adaptive Modulation and Coding (AMC),” Motorola, Stockholm, 2000.
[6] S. Bhunia, I. Misra, S. Sanyal and A. Kundu, “Performance Study of Mobile WiMAX Network with Changing Scenarios under Different Modulation and Coding,” International Journal of Communication Systems, Vol. 24, No. 8, 2011, pp. 1087-1104.
[7] J. Andrews, A. Ghosh and R. Muhamed, “ Fundamentals of WiMAX: Understanding Broadband Wireless Networking,” Prentice Hall, New York, 2007.
[8] Mobile WiMAX, “Mobile WiMAX—Part I: A Technical Overview and Performance Evaluation,” WiMAX Forum, 2006.
[9] D. Niyato, E. Hossain and J. Diamond, “IEEE802.16/ WiMAX-Based Broadband Wireless Access and Its Application for Telemedicine/E-Health Services,” IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine, Vol. 14, No. 1, 2007, pp. 72-83.
[10] WIMAX Forum, “WiMAX’s Technology for LOS and NLOS Environments,”
[11] OPNET Technologies, “Introduction to WiMAX Modeling for Network R&D and Planning,” Proceedings of OPNETWORK, Washington DC, 2008.
[12] I. Adhicandra, R. Garroppo and S. Giordano, “Optimizing System Capacity and Application Delays in WiMAX Networks,” Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems, Siena, 7-10 September 2009, pp. 540-544.
[13] L. Nuaymi and E. Bretagne, “WiMAX-Technology for Broadband Wireless Access,” Wiley, 2007.
[14] J. Doble, “Introduction to Radio Propagation for Fixed and Mobile Communications,” Artech House Inc., Norwood, 1996.
[15] Ch. Dalela, “Propagation Path Loss Modeling for Deployed WiMAX Network,” International Journal of Emerging Technology and Advanced Engineering, Vol. 2, 2012.
[16] Y. Zhang, “WiMAX Network Planning and Optimization,” CRC Press, New York, 2008.
[17] IEEE802.16e, “IEEE Standard for Local and Metropolitan Area Networks, Part 16: Air Interface for Fixed and Mobile Broadband Wireless Access Systems,” IEEE802.16e, 2005
[18] W. Hrudey and Lj. Trajkovic, “Mobile WiMAX MAC and PHY Layer Optimization for IPTV,” Journal of Mathematical and Computer Modeling, Vol. 53, No. 11-12, 2011, pp. 2119-2135.
[19] IETF, “Y.1541 QoS Model for Networks Using Y.1541 QoS Classes Draft,” 2009.
[20] A. Shehu, A. Maraj and R. Mitrushi, “Analysis of QoS Requirements for Delivering IPTV over WiMAX Technology,” Proceedings of International Conference on Software, Telecommunications and Computer Networks (SoftCOM), 2010, pp. 380-385.
[21] A. Shehu, A. Maraj and R. Mitrushi, “Studying of Different Parameters That Affect QoS in IPTV Systems,” Proceedings of International Conference on Telecommunications and Information (WSEAS), 2010.
[22] W. Hrudey and Lj. Trajkovic, “Streaming Video Content over IEEE 802.16/WiMAX Broadband Access,” OPNETWORK, Washington DC, August 2008.
[23] R. Gill, T. Farah and Lj. Trajkovic, “Comparison of WiMAX and ADSL Performance When Streaming Audio and Video Content,” OPNETWORK, Washington DC, August 2011.
[24] P. Telagarapu, G. Naidu and K. Chiranjeevi, “Analysis of Coding Techniques in WiMAX,” International Journal of Computer Applications, Vol. 22, No. 3, 2011, pp. 19-26.
[25] M. Singh, R. Uppal and J. Singh, “WiMAX with Different Modulation Techniques and Code Rates,” International Journal of Information and Telecommunication Technology, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 31-34.
[26] Md. Islam, R. Mondal and Md. Hasan, “Performance Evaluation of WiMAX Physical Layer under Adaptive Modulation Techniques and Communication Channels,” International Journal of Computer Science and Information Security, Vol. 5, No. 1, 2009, pp. 111-114.
[27] Md. Islam and T. Isalm, “Performance of WiMAX Physical Layer with Variations in Channel Coding and Digital Modulation under Realistic Channel Conditions,” International Journal of Information Sciences and Techniques, Vol. 2, No. 4, 2012, pp. 39-47.
[28] A. Rehman, T. Khan and S. Chaudhry, “Study of WiMAX Physical Layer under Adaptive Modulation Technique using Simulink,” International Journal of Scientific Research Engineering & Technology, Vol. 1, No. 5, 2012, pp. 5-11.
[29] Arizona State University, “Video Traces for Network Performance Evaluation”.

Copyright © 2023 by authors and Scientific Research Publishing Inc.

Creative Commons License

This work and the related PDF file are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.