adaptive video streaming

Fifth Generation 5G cellular network users are increasing exponentially, where 5G coverage is a challenge for global telecommunications to provide end-users with maximum Quality of Experience (QoE). 5G technology New Radio (NR) is developed  to address high bandwidth, low latency and massive connectivity requirements of enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB) compared to Fourth Generation (4G) Long-Term Evolution (LTE).


The diversity of video delivery pipeline poses a grand challenge to the evaluation of adaptive bitrate (ABR) streaming algorithms and objective quality-of-experience (QoE) models.

Here we introduce so-far the largest subject-rated database of its kind, namely WaterlooSQoE-IV, consisting of 1350 adaptive streaming videos created from diverse source contents, video encoders, network traces, ABR algorithms, and viewing devices.

We collect human opinions for each video with a series of carefully designed subjective experiments.