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Mathematicians Propose 5G Network Model for VR Applications

unicast and multicast representations

The proposed multi-layer VR distribution service utilizes both unicast and multicast transmissions.

Credit: The Study Genius

Mathematicians at Peoples' Friendship University of Russia have proposed a model for calculating the optimal parameters of a 5G network for virtual reality applications. It is simpler than but performs similar to state-of-the-art algorithms, the researchers say. Their results are published in Future Internet.

The proposed model is based on the example of virtual reality applications in which both multicast and unicast transmission schemes are combined. It allows one to estimate how many basestations are needed for a given quality of services provided. The algorithm makes it possible to obtain estimates no worse than alternative options using simulation modelling, but at the same time it is simpler, the researchers say.

"Our work provides a simple yet efficient algorithm for estimating the density of basestations needed to support a given density of VR devices and certain service quality parameters," says Daria Ostrikova, deputy director at the university's Institute of Applied Mathematics & Communications Technology.

From Russian Foundation for Basic Research
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