Multimedia streaming in information-centric networking: A survey and future perspectives

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Computer Networks, ISSN: 1389-1286, Vol: 125, Page: 103-121

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Muhammad Faran Majeed; Syed Hassan Ahmed; Siraj Muhammad; Houbing Song; Danda B. Rawat
Elsevier BV
Computer Science
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Information-centric networking (ICN) is considered to be a fresh solution to conventional IP-based networking issues. In ICN, instead of a host name or identifier the data are retrieved by a data name. This method of exchanging data quickly and effectively disseminates data in the network leveraging in-network caching capabilities, depending on the policy. Information-centric networking is known to be a third revolution in the field of telecommunications. In its design, implementation, and practical use, it considers the properties of a network that are studied in IP-based networking. Several recent attempts have been made to develop various applications supported by ICN, including multimedia streaming, with particular focus being placed on the popular video streaming. In this paper, we therefore, survey the recent advancements in the emerging field of ICN and its architectures along with the most recent literature concerning multimedia support. Furthermore, we identify the gray areas and provide a road map for the research community working in the same domain. To the best of our knowledge, our examination is the first attempt to provide a thorough survey of studies on multimedia streaming in ICN.