Innovation Beyond Servers: A Bridge Protocol Framework for Mobile Streaming


  • Arslan Nasir The Islamia University Bahawalpur, Pakistan
  • Mirza Adnan Baig The Islamia University Bahawalpur, Pakistan
  • M. Saqib Rehan The Islamia University Bahawalpur, Pakistan
  • Abdullah Haider The Islamia University Bahawalpur, Pakistan
  • Muhammad Rizwan Khwaja Freed University of Engineering & Information Technology Rahimyar Khan, Pakistan



Bridge Protocol, Distributed Mobile Streaming, Serverless Environment


In the ever-expanding realm of live video streaming applications, the demand for real-time content delivery has reached unprecedented heights. Yet, challenges persist, tethered to the uncertainties of internet availability and the constraints of server-based resource optimization. As the appetite for efficient and scalable live video streaming continues to surge, the call for inventive solutions that break free from conventional server-centric systems grows stronger. Enter the realm of serverless streaming—a groundbreaking opportunity to surmount these challenges. At the core of this research lies a mission to confront the shackles imposed by internet dependency and the limitations of server-based frameworks in the context of live video streaming. Our primary aim is to usher in a new era of content sharing in a serverless environment, unlocking the potential to extend mobile device connectivity and transcend bandwidth constraints. The proposed solution introduces an ingenious protocol spanning from the Data Link Layer (DLL) to the Application Layer (AL). Through the establishment of two virtual networks and the application of the Bridge Protocol (BP), a bridge emerges, seamlessly connecting them. This framework empowers the sharing of a mobile device's display to other devices via a hotspot, liberating the process from the confines of an internet connection. Preliminary results affirm the efficiency of our framework in transferring the Application Layer (AL) display from one mobile device to others. This achievement is made possible by binding two virtual networks to the same NIC using our bridge protocol. The spotlight is on screen sharing through image streaming between devices, all achieved independent of an internet connection. This research represents a pioneering approach to mobile streaming, placing a distinct focus on peer-to-peer (P2P) technology. It proposes an unprecedented fusion of live video streaming dynamics with the principles of P2P video streaming, culminating in a method that optimizes device interconnection, unshackled from the constraints of traditional internet-based systems.




How to Cite

Nasir, A., Baig, M. A., M. Saqib Rehan, Haider, A., & Muhammad Rizwan. (2023). Innovation Beyond Servers: A Bridge Protocol Framework for Mobile Streaming. International Journal of Emerging Engineering and Technology, 2(1), 99–109.