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P2P-IPTV World: Measure to Better Discover

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Executive Summary

Triple-play (high-speed internet, telephone, and TV) in which IPTV is an important factor is now largely offered by many Internet Service Providers (ISP). But being a combined business model, it has some limits because of price and equipment requirements. By that reason, P2P-IPTV appeared as a competitor. With low price and does not require deluxe configuration at end-user computer, P2P-IPTV becomes more popular in recent years. In this paper, the authors present a passive measurement in order to differentiate countries in the P2P-IPTV world in three aspects: the number of users, the contribution in terms of upload/download amount and the proximity logic.

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