Bringing IPTV to the market through differentiated service provisioning

Cathryn Peoples, Petre Dini, Sally McClean, Gerard Parr, Michaela Black

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The world of telecommunications continues to provide radical technologies. Offering the benefits of a superior television experience at reduced long-term costs, IPTV isthe newest offering. Deployments, however, are slow to be rolled out; the hardwareand software support necessary is not uniformly available.This paper examines the challenges in providing IPTV services and the limitations indevelopments to overcome these challenges. Subsequently, a proposal is made whichattempts to help solve the challenge of fulfilling real-time multimedia transmissionsthrough provisioning for differentiated services. Initial implementations in Opnet aredocumented, and the paper concludes with an outline of future work.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)61-69
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Computers, Communications and Control
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2006


  • Transport layer
  • real-time communication
  • QoS
  • multimedia protocols
  • reconfigurable stacks
  • Opnet simulation

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