Supporting Efficient Video Streaming in the Future Internet

Lead Research Organisation: Lancaster University
Department Name: Computing & Communications


The project will focus on understanding the impact of streaming video via HTTP 2.0 over QUIC. This includes understanding the changes required, their subsequent effect, and the overall advantages and disadvantages of the move. The ultimate goal is to make it more efficient than video streaming via HTTP 2.0 over TCP.


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Studentship Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
EP/R512564/1 01/10/2017 30/09/2021
1962262 Studentship EP/R512564/1 01/10/2017 31/12/2021 Tomasz Lyko
Description New algorithm that enables low-latency live streaming over the internet with reduced latency and improved video quality.
Exploitation Route Our research on low-latency live streaming can be utilised by others to work on further decreasing the latency in live broadcasting over the Internet.
Sectors Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software)

Description BT collaboration 
Organisation BT Group
Department BT Research
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution I have been the main author for each publication. I have carried out most of the work, including, implementations, evaluations, and conference papers.
Collaborator Contribution They have provided useful datasets, helped shape the direction of this research and reviewed the conference paper drafts.
Impact Two conference papers: 10.1145/3386290.3396932 10.1109/ISM.2020.00027
Start Year 2017
Title Llama ABR 
Description New ABR algorithm, termed Llama, for low-latency live streaming over the Internet. The algorithm measures network conditions and adjusts video quality accordingly to improve user Quality of Experience. 
Type Of Technology New/Improved Technique/Technology 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact It is one of the first four low-latency ABR algorithms. All four were published in 2020.