Evaluating 5G uplink performance in low latency video streaming

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In this paper, we evaluate the efficiency of low latency video streaming in a real standalone 5G test environment with a particular focus on uplink latency using UDP and TCP transport protocols. Furthermore, the evaluation comprise also congested scenario in which additional traffic is brought to the uplink reducing the network capacity, which is a common phenomenon in live mobile streaming from the field. Although 5G networking has brought higher capacity and reduced latency, the uplink is usually less prioritized in terms of network share. This limitation can generate a bottleneck in live video streaming use cases requiring low latency, such as delivering real time environmental data between vehicles in V2X scenarios or performing remote operations from a distance. The results gathered from the extensive set of evaluation with test cases indicate that 5G standalone with right uplink to downlink duration ratio has potential for low latency streaming and delay variation stays relatively satisfying level even in congested network scenarios.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2022 Joint European Conference on Networks and Communications and 6G Summit, EuCNC/6G Summit 2022
PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-66549-871-5
Publication statusPublished - 2022
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventEuropean Conference on Networks and Communications (EuCNC) and 6G Summit, EuCNC and 6G Summit 2022: Connectivity for a Sustainable World - Hybrid Conference, Grenoble, France
Duration: 7 Jun 202210 Jun 2022


ConferenceEuropean Conference on Networks and Communications (EuCNC) and 6G Summit, EuCNC and 6G Summit 2022


This work was carried out and supported in by the European Commission in the framework of the H2020-ICT-19-2019 project 5G-HEART (Grant agreement no. 857034), and DEDICAT 6G project funded under the European Union H2020 research and innovation programme (Grant Agreement No. 101016499).


  • 5G SA
  • Low latency
  • RTSP
  • Video streaming


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