Frontiers of Data and Computing ›› 2020, Vol. 2 ›› Issue (4): 65-79.

doi: 10.11871/jfdc.issn.2096-742X.2020.04.006

Special Issue: 下一代互联网络技术与应用

• Special Issue: Next Generation Internet Technology & Application • Previous Articles     Next Articles

Research on 5G Media Streaming Standards

Zhou Xiang(),Li Xunchun()   

  1. Academy of Broadcasting Science, NRTA, Beijing 100866, China
  • Received:2020-03-31 Online:2020-08-20 Published:2020-09-10
  • Contact: Li Xunchun;


[Objective] This paper introduces the 5G media streaming-related standards in 3GPP, and provides a reference for mobile network operators and service providers to perform media streaming in 5G networks. [Methods] By studying 3GPP standard, the general service architecture for media streaming based on 5G, the 5G media distribution system and issues requiring further research are elucidated. [Results] The 3GPP SA WG4 Codec has proposed relevant technical specifications and technical reports on the media streaming system architecture, protocols, codecs, formats, etc. for 5G. It is instructive for mobile network operators and service providers to deploy media streaming in 5G. [Limitations] 3GPP standards for media transmission are numerous and are constantly evolving. Due to the limited number of standards referenced, this paper does not fully describe transmission architectures of all media forms. [Conclusions] Research on 5G media stream transmission standards is of great significance for improving the quality of experience of media stream transmission. It is necessary to keep up with 3GPP standards, but actual deployment can be carried out according to the specific conditions of mobile network operators and service providers.

Key words: 5G, media streaming, network transmission, standards