Green Video Transmission in the Mobile Cloud Networks
Video transmission is an indispensable component of most applications related to the mobile cloud networks (MCNs). However, because of the complexity of the communication environment and the limitation of resources, attempts to develop an effective solution for video transmission in the MCN face certain difficulties. In this paper, we propose a novel green video transmission (GVT) algorithm that uses video clustering and channel assignment to assist in video transmission. A video clustering model is designed based on game theory to classify the different video parts stored in mobile devices. Using the results of video clustering, the GVT algorithm provides the function of channel assignment, and its assignment process depends on the content of the video to improve channel utilization in the MCN. Extensive simulations are carried out to evaluate the GVT with several performance criteria. Our analysis and simulations show that the proposed GTV demonstrates a superior video transmission performance compared with the existing methods.