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Analysis and characterization of IPTV user behavior

Yu, Geng; Westholm, Tord; Kihl, Maria LU ; Sedano, Inigo; Aurelius, Andreas; Lagerstedt, Christina and Ödling, Per LU (2009) IEEE Symposium on Broadband Multimedia Systems and Broadcasting
Abstract
Today, due to the fast development of Internet Protocol

TV (IPTV), which is the combination of IP technology and

two-way broadband networks, the telecom industry is undergoing

fundamental changes. Network operators and service providers

around the world are making significant investments in order

to deliver digital video content to their subscribers. Video puts

very high demands on the network and utilizes a large fraction

of the available bandwidth. Consequently, it is important to

understand the technical demands that IPTV requires of the

network infrastructure as well as user behavior and network

traffic patterns to further optimize network... (More)
Today, due to the fast development of Internet Protocol

TV (IPTV), which is the combination of IP technology and

two-way broadband networks, the telecom industry is undergoing

fundamental changes. Network operators and service providers

around the world are making significant investments in order

to deliver digital video content to their subscribers. Video puts

very high demands on the network and utilizes a large fraction

of the available bandwidth. Consequently, it is important to

understand the technical demands that IPTV requires of the

network infrastructure as well as user behavior and network

traffic patterns to further optimize network operation.

The purpose of this paper is to characterize IPTV traffic

and study end user behavior by analyzing and modeling IPTV

traffic collected from a Swedish municipal network. The focus

of the measurements was put on Internet Group Management

Protocol (IGMP) packets. Apart from the measurement results

and analysis, the paper provides background information about

the technologies and issues of IPTV. IP multicast which is used for

transferring Live TV content is based on the concept of a group.

IGMP is used to manage the membership of multicast groups.

Based on this information, traffic parameters for analysis were

chosen and measured. (Less)
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  abstract     = {Today, due to the fast development of Internet Protocol<br/><br>
TV (IPTV), which is the combination of IP technology and<br/><br>
two-way broadband networks, the telecom industry is undergoing<br/><br>
fundamental changes. Network operators and service providers<br/><br>
around the world are making significant investments in order<br/><br>
to deliver digital video content to their subscribers. Video puts<br/><br>
very high demands on the network and utilizes a large fraction<br/><br>
of the available bandwidth. Consequently, it is important to<br/><br>
understand the technical demands that IPTV requires of the<br/><br>
network infrastructure as well as user behavior and network<br/><br>
traffic patterns to further optimize network operation.<br/><br>
The purpose of this paper is to characterize IPTV traffic<br/><br>
and study end user behavior by analyzing and modeling IPTV<br/><br>
traffic collected from a Swedish municipal network. The focus<br/><br>
of the measurements was put on Internet Group Management<br/><br>
Protocol (IGMP) packets. Apart from the measurement results<br/><br>
and analysis, the paper provides background information about<br/><br>
the technologies and issues of IPTV. IP multicast which is used for<br/><br>
transferring Live TV content is based on the concept of a group.<br/><br>
IGMP is used to manage the membership of multicast groups.<br/><br>
Based on this information, traffic parameters for analysis were<br/><br>
chosen and measured.},
  author       = {Yu, Geng and Westholm, Tord and Kihl, Maria and Sedano, Inigo and Aurelius, Andreas and Lagerstedt, Christina and Ödling, Per},
  language     = {eng},
  title        = {Analysis and characterization of IPTV user behavior},
  year         = {2009},
}