Performance Modelling and Assessment for Social VR Conference Applications in 5G Radio Networks

Joao Morais, Sjors Braam, R. Litjens, Sandra Kizhakkekundil, J.L. van den Berg

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Abstract

One of the most challenging applications targeted by evolving (beyond-)5G technology is virtual reality (VR). Particularly, 'Social VR' applications provide a fully immersive experience and sense of togetherness to users residing at different locations. To support such applications the network must deal with huge traffic demands, while keeping end-to-end latencies low. Moreover, the radio access network must deal with the volatility and vulnerability of mmWave radio channels, where even small movements of the users may have substantial effects on the Quality of Experience. We present an integral modelling framework for feasibility assessment and performance optimization of the radio access network for Social VR applications in indoor office scenarios. Using the presented modelling approach, we conduct an extensive simulation-based assessment to determine the performance impact of head motion, the frequency band (3.5 GHz, 26 GHz) and radio network configurations, and derive the required carrier bandwidth for a range of 'Social VR' scenarios. Insights into these issues are a prerequisite for setting up guidelines for network deployment and configuration as well as for the development of (AI/ML-based) methods for dynamic resource management to optimally support Social VR applications.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Event17th International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications - virtual event
Duration: 11 Oct 202113 Oct 2021
http://www.wimob.org/wimob2021/

Conference

Conference17th International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications
Abbreviated titleWiMob ’21
Period11/10/2113/10/21
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Keywords

  • Social XR
  • VR
  • 5G
  • performance assessment
  • modelling

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