The objectives of “The role of satellite in collaborative adaptive bitrate streaming services” are to:
Provide recommendations for development and standardization activities.
Several studies predict a rapid explosion of video data traffic in coming years. To forestall this situation, there has been a rapid build-up of technologies and tools. These technologies come in the form of next generation of codecs, multimedia delivery standards, new CDN and terrestrial network architectures, and new satellite technologies. But these technologies are being developed independently in disparate technology domains in the industry, academia, and standardization organizations. The key challenge in this project would be to identify and devise synergies among these among mentioned technologies to successfully combat the problem of video delivery.
This study would propose solutions that can enable Assured QoS (AQoS) video delivery to the users by exploiting the synergies of next generation content generation and delivery protocols, CDNs, terrestrial and satellite networks. These synergies will be exploited by proposing integrated satellite-terrestrial delivery scenarios. Such integrated scenarios will also result in fostering business expansion of its key players: content providers, CDN and network operators, and the satellite industry. This study also hopes to provide recommendation for development & standardization activities.
To achieve the above objectives, a detailed study will be conducted, and the outcome of this study is no less relevant than the key objectives themselves. This includes:
What are the key challenges in service delivery arising from issues resulting from the lack of proper collaborative services delivery infrastructure?
The project is organized in 7 main work packages:
Future work recommendations, technology roadmap and standards evolution
The project began on 4th January 2016. The duration of this project is 2 years.
The first work package has been successfully completed.