Evaluation of MPTCP Congestion Control for DASH


IEEE 7th International Conference on Consumer Electronics - Berlin (ICCE-Berlin), Berlin, Germany, 3 - 06 September 2017, pp.279-283 identifier identifier


Dynamic Adaptive HTTP Streaming (DASH) is a popular MPEG standard. In DASH systems, the clients adapt quality based on the observed network and internal parameters in order to achieve high Quality of Experience (QoE). The throughput of Internet applications can be increased if the underlying transport protocol utilizes the network conditions by using multiple end-to-end connections. MPTCP is a recent technology that allows clients to open multiple TCP connections without requiring a change in the client software. In this paper, we investigate the performance of MPTCP when DASH clients use this protocol. The experimental results show that QoE achieved by the clients significantly changes due to congestion control algorithm that MPTCP uses.