Title: Metrics and QoE assessment in P2PTV applications

Authors: René Serral-Gracià; Marcelo Yannuzzi; Eva Marin-Tordera; Anny Martínez Manzanilla; Xavi Masip-Bruin

Addresses: Advanced Network Architectures Lab (CRAAX), BarcelonaTECH (UPC), 2nd floor, NEAPOLIS Building, Rambla Exposició, 61-69, 08800 Vilanova i la Geltrú, Spain ' Advanced Network Architectures Lab (CRAAX), BarcelonaTECH (UPC), 2nd floor, NEAPOLIS Building, Rambla Exposició, 61-69, 08800 Vilanova i la Geltrú, Spain ' Advanced Network Architectures Lab (CRAAX), BarcelonaTECH (UPC), 2nd floor, NEAPOLIS Building, Rambla Exposició, 61-69, 08800 Vilanova i la Geltrú, Spain ' Advanced Network Architectures Lab (CRAAX), BarcelonaTECH (UPC), 2nd floor, NEAPOLIS Building, Rambla Exposició, 61-69, 08800 Vilanova i la Geltrú, Spain ' Advanced Network Architectures Lab (CRAAX), BarcelonaTECH (UPC), 2nd floor, NEAPOLIS Building, Rambla Exposició, 61-69, 08800 Vilanova i la Geltrú, Spain

Abstract: Peer-to-peer (P2P) is a growing technology offering an affordable platform to deploy distributed services and streaming of multimedia content through peer-to-peer television (P2PTV). Nevertheless, to promote such technology it is necessary to provide a solid streaming quality assessment mechanism. In this context, legacy solutions tied to service level agreements are no longer suitable, as for P2P systems, the service consumers become an active part by assisting in the service delivery. To overcome this limitation, we present a generic multi-layer monitoring and management framework to assess the quality of service (QoS) and the quality of experience (QoE) of multimedia traffic in any P2PTV streaming application. We also demonstrate the usefulness of our solution, by analysing the performance of a real streaming application in a P2PTV environment.

Keywords: peer-to-peer television; P2PTV; quality of experience; QoE; quality assessment; quality of service; QoS; multi-layer metrics; video streaming; one-way delay; OWD; packet losses; online assessment; multimedia traffic.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIPT.2013.055471

International Journal of Internet Protocol Technology, 2013 Vol.7 No.3, pp.148 - 164

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 28 Jul 2013 *

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