The capabilities and capacities of Long Term Evolution (LTE) or Fourth Generation (4G) LTE networks are a significant improvement over earlier generation radio access technologies, but the network resources are still expected to be limited, especially during emergency incidents due to higher demand. The resources required to support video over wireless networks are significant. The demand for such services is expected to be high on the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network (NPSBN). As such, research is needed as to the efficient utilization of NPSBN bandwidth for the transmission of video content. This memorandum report provides relevant background on video data and LTE; proposes a framework for considering the wireless transmission of video in a holistic fashion; and recommends areas for additional study.
Last Published Date: March 13, 2019