Optimizing QoE Through Adaptive Bit Rate Streaming

Optimizing QoE

Though HTTP adaptive streaming was originally devised for over-the-top (OTT) applications, it could end up transforming video delivery as the cable operators now know it. Indeed, it could become the dominant mode of video delivery in the network, according to panelists on a Cable Show panel entitled Managing QoE in a Changing Video Environment.

“It is difficult to say how long it will be until the world flips upside down, but in three to five years, a lot of video consumed will be delivered [via adaptive streaming], even over a managed network,” Michael Adams, vice president of software strategy for Ericsson Television, told BTR prior to the session.

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Does CMAP/CESAR By Any Other Name Smell As Sweet?

CMAP + CESAR = CCAP

With the release of an updated technical report Tuesday, CableLabs put an end to the next gen acronym wars by dubbing the new and future architecture the Converged Cable Access Platform (CCAP).

It blends together key requirements from the Converged Multiservice Access Platform (CMAP) and the Converged Edge Services Access Router (CESAR) camps, which, while not diametrically opposed, had slightly differing takes on points such as service group size and whether encryption should be integrated or stand alone.

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