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Packet Loss Characteristics of IPTV-like Traffic on Residential Links

Martin Ellis and Colin Perkins

7th IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference, Workshop on Emerging Internet Video Technologies, Las Vegas, NV, USA, January 2010.

DOI:10.1109/CCNC.2010.5421735

Packet loss is one of the principal threats to quality of experience for IPTV systems. However, the packet loss characteristics of the residential access networks which carry IPTV are not widely understood. We present packet level measurements of streaming IPTV-like traffic over four residential access links, and describe the extent and nature of packet loss we encountered. We discuss the likely impact of these losses for IPTV traffic, and outline steps which can ameliorate this.

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