Network Infrastructure for IPTV
Millions of people around the world already subscribe to IPTV over broadband networks, and looking ahead, the anticipated uptake in subscribers is substantial. Two factors an operator should take into account when designing an IPTV-capable broadband network are the expected mix of unicast and multicast content and the range of combinational services, including communication services. The authors describe Ericsson's IPTV solution, calling special attention to the network infrastructure, which emphasizes recent additions of GPON fiber access and Multi Service Edge Routers (MSER) to the product portfolio. They also highlight experiences garnered from several years of deploying broadband networks for IPTV delivery.