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Bandwidth Impacts of Localizing Peer-to-Peer IP Video Traffic in Access and Aggregation Networks

EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking20082008:491860

Received: 22 October 2007

Accepted: 12 September 2008

Published: 24 September 2008


This paper examines the burgeoning impact of peer-to-peer (P2P) traffic IP video traffic. High-quality IPTV or Internet TV has high-bandwidth requirements, and P2P IP video could severely strain broadband networks. A model for the popularity of video titles is given, showing that some titles are very popular and will often be available locally; making localized P2P attractive for video titles. The bandwidth impacts of localizing P2P video to try and keep traffic within a broadband access network area or within a broadband access aggregation network area are examined. Results indicate that such highly localized P2P video can greatly lower core bandwidth usage.

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Authors’ Affiliations

Telcordia Technologies Applied Research


© Kenneth Kerpez. 2008

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