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Network-Aware P2P-TV Application over Wise Networks

Network-Aware P2P-TV Application over Wise Networks

Objective

In the next few years we will assist to the explosion of the market of high quality video distribution over Internet (IPTV). The massive deployment of IPTV platforms will offer the opportunity to change the paradigm of current TV broadcasting, moving from the nowadays mass TV, toward personalized TV, thanks to the creation of a large number of thematic channels.
IPTV services can be provided either exploiting IP multicast functionalities or relying on a pure end-to-end (P2P) approach. The first approach can be typically supplied only on a closed network infrastructure controlled by a single broadband operator. On the contrary, P2P approach has been successfully exploited to overcome these limits and potentially offer a scalable planetary infrastructure. On the other hand P2P-TV systems constitute also a fear for the current network carriers since the traffic they ingenerate may potentially grow without control, causing a strong degradation of quality of service perceived by Internet users or even the network collapse (and consequent failure of the P2P-TV service itself).
Starting from these considerations this project is aimed:
i)\tat providing a careful analysis of the impact that a large deployment of both general P2P-TV services may have on Internet, through an in deep characterization of traffic they generate;
ii)\tat providing suggestions for P2P-TV developers regarding the design of systems that minimize the impact on the underlying transport network while optimizing the user perceived quality
iii)\tat providing suggestions for Internet Providers by showing simple and minimum cost actions that can be taken to better exploit the network bandwidth in presence of P2P-TV traffic.
A software library containing many of the algorithms studied within the project will be made available to the community of P2P developers wishing to use them. At last network-aware P2P-TV application will be released, and its performance carefully evaluated.
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Coordinator

POLITECNICO DI TORINO

Address

Corso Duca Degli Abruzzi 24
10129 Torino

Italy

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 597 226

Administrative Contact

Emilio Leonardi (Prof.)

Participants (11)

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ORANGE SA

France

EU Contribution

€ 347 609

INSTITUT MINES-TELECOM

France

EU Contribution

€ 331 189

MAGYAR TELEKOM TAVKOZLESI NYILVANOSAN MUKODO RESZVENYTARSASAG

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 57 000

BUDAPESTI MUSZAKI ES GAZDASAGTUDOMANYI EGYETEM

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 370 800

NETVISOR INFORMATIKAI ES KOMMUNIKACIOS SZOLGALTATO KORLATOLT FELELOSSEGU TARSASAG

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 402 376

NETVISOR INFORMATIKAI ES KOMMUNIKACIOS ZARTKORUEN MUKODO RESZVENYTARSASAG

Hungary

LIGHTCOMM S.R.L.

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 206 068

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TRENTO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 401 437

ORANGE POLSKA SPOLKA AKCYJNA

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 71 395

POLITECHNIKA WARSZAWSKA

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 374 340

NEC EUROPE LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 545 700

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 214412

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 February 2008

  • End date

    30 April 2011

Funded under:

FP7-ICT

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 489 513

  • EU contribution

    € 3 705 140

Coordinated by:

POLITECNICO DI TORINO

Italy