Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Take the Red Pill for H3 and See How Deep the Rabbit Hole Goes

ACM Mile-High video Conference 2022 (MHV)

March 01-03, 2022 | Denver, CO, USA

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Minh Nguyen (Christian Doppler Laboratory ATHENA, Alpen-Adria-Universit├Ąt Klagenfurt, Austria), Christian Timmerer (Christian Doppler Laboratory ATHENA, Alpen-Adria-Universit├Ąt Klagenfurt, Austria), Stefan Pham (Fraunhofer FOKUS, Germany), Daniel Silhavy (Fraunhofer FOKUS, Germany), Ali C. Begen (Ozyegin University, Turkey)

Abstract: With the introduction of HTTP/3 (H3) and QUIC at its core, there is an expectation of significant improvements in Web-based secure object delivery. As HTTP is a central protocol to the current adaptive streaming methods in all major over-the-top (OTT) services, an important question is what H3 will bring to the table for such services. To answer this question, we present the new features of H3 and QUIC, and compare them to those of H/1.1/2 and TCP. We also share the latest research findings in this domain.

Keywords: HTTP adaptive streaming, QUIC, CDN, ABR, OTT, DASH, HLS.

Acknowledgements: The financial support of the Austrian Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs, the National Foundation for Research, Technology and Development, and the Christian Doppler Research Association, is gratefully acknowledged. Christian Doppler Laboratory ATHENA: https://athena.itec.aau.at/.

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