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Measurement of IPTV Traffic From an Operative Network

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In this paper, the authors present measurement results of IP TeleVision (IPTV) multicast traffic collected from real of the FastWeb network. FastWeb is an ISP provider, which is the main broadband telecommunication company in Italy. The network relies on an IP architecture and, besides television channels, delivers to the user services such as data transfer and VoIP over a single broadband connection. The traffic they focus on consists of 83 high-quality digital TV channels encoded using different MPEG-2 encoders.

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