End-2-End Evaluation of IP Multimedia Services, a User Perceived Quality of Service Approach
Source: Universidad De La Republica
Providing Quality of Service (QoS) has always been an important task for Internet Service Providers. However, the proliferation of new multimedia content services has turned it a vital and challenging issue. The problem with QoS in nowadays Internet is what to measure and how to do it in order to provide real quality levels to end-users. Recent works in the field have focused on the service consumer, assessing the QoS as perceived by the end-user. This paper addresses the automatic evaluation of the QoS as Perceived by an end-user (PQoS) of a multimedia service. The authors present a general overview of the PQoS approach, studying the impact of different network and multimedia features on the quality as experienced by human beings.