Date Added: Oct 2012
The concept of the "Future Internet" has evolved amongst researchers recently to relieve the tremendous pressure on the current Internet infrastructure to support the heterogeneous networking technologies, mobile devices, increased population of users, and also the high user requirements for real-time services and applications. Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Video on Demand (VoD) streaming technologies are expected to be a key technology in the future Internet. Because the existing P2P streaming techniques are attributed to a number of shortcomings, P2P VoD schemes need to be adequately redesigned for the future Internet. In this paper, the authors propose a scheme to effectively provide VoD by using P2P-based mesh overlay networks that may be suitable for the future Internet.