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Title: Management of Digital Video Broadcasting Services in Open Delivery Platforms
Authors: Centonza, A
Casagranda, P
Owens, T J
Cosmas, J
Song, Y H
Keywords: DVB-H
Publication Date: 2007
Publisher: Inderscience
Citation: A. Centonza, P. Casagranda, T.J. Owens, J. Cosmas, Y.H. Song, 2007, “Management of Digital Video Broadcasting Services in Open Delivery Platforms”, Int. J. Mobile Communications, Vol. 5, No. 2, pp186-214
Abstract: The future of Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB) is moving towards solutions offering an efficient way of carrying interactive IP multimedia services over digital terrestrial broadcasting networks to handheld terminals. One of the most promising technologies is Digital Video Broadcasting-Handheld (DVB-H), at present under standardisation. Services deployed via this type of DVB technologies should enjoy reliability comparable to TV services and high quality standards. However, the market at present does not provide effective and economical solutions for the deployment of such services over multi-domain IP networks, due to their high level of unreliability. This paper focuses on service management, service level agreement (SLA) and network performance requirements of DVB-H services. Experimental results are presented concerning QoS sensitivity to network performance of DVB-H services delivered over a multi-domain IP network. Moreover, a solution for efficient and cost effective service management via QoS monitoring and control and network SLA design is proposed. The solution gives DVB-H operators the possibility of fully managing service QoS without being tied to third party operators.
ISSN: 1741-5217
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