Capacity region of multi-resolution streaming in peer-to-peer networks
We consider multi-resolution streaming in fully-connected peer-to-peer networks, where transmission rates are constrained by arbitrarily specified upload capacities of the source and peers. We fully characterize the capacity region of rate vectors achievable with arbitrary coding, where an achievable rate vector describes a vector of throughputs of the different resolutions that can be supported by the network. We then prove that all rate vectors in the capacity region can be achieved using pure routing strategies. This shows that coding has no capacity advantage over routing in this scenario. © 2013 IEEE.