EncartaLabs

IPTV - Advanced

( Duration: 3 Days )

Advanced IPTV training course provides technical details on IPTV technology and covers IPTV design and implementation, IPTV Service Deployment, IPTV Service Delivery, Operations and Maintenance, Service Assurance and troubleshooting. This course provides a detailed perspective of IPTV architecture. It discusses IPTV design principles and how IPTV achieves QoS, QoE and assurance. This course concludes with end-to-end operations scenarios to help attendees understand the big picture.

By attending Advanced IPTV workshop, Participants will:

  • Explain advanced IPTV architecture
  • Explore the architecture and components of IPTV
  • Sketch IPTV networks, protocols and interfaces
  • Explain IPTV architecture approaches to provide multiple services
  • Discuss the detailed operations of IPTV
  • Describe the IPTV design philosophy and identify the key concepts
  • Describe IPTV Service Deployment and IPTV Service Delivery
  • Understand the issues with IPTV implementation, operations, troubleshooting and maintenance
  • Understand IPTV management and O&M challenges
  • Discuss deployment scenarios for IPTV
  • Discuss tools, OSS/BSS, and processes/procedures for service assurance, filed testing, home environment and loop testing, and repair/ maintenance

  • Knowledge of IPTV – Internet Protocol Television

The Software/System/Hardware engineers and developers, project managers, testing and troubleshooting professionals, operation and maintenance and anyone who is involved with IPTV architecture implementation, operations and maintenance.

COURSE AGENDA

1

IPTV Building Blocks

  • Traditional TV services such as broadcast programming, VOD, and DVR
  • Live TV (multicasting)
  • Stored video (Video on Demand VOD)
  • IPTV based converged services
  • The Effect of the All-IP Network Trend
  • IPTV Limitations
  • Microsoft TV IPTV Edition
  • IPTV Architecture
  • Super Head-End (SHE)
  • Video Hub-Office (VHO)
  • Core Network
  • Edge Network
  • Access Network
  • Home NetworkTwo-way digital broadcast signal
  • Integrated Receiver Decoder (IRD)
  • Integrated Receiver Transcoder (IRT)
  • Real-Time Encoder (RTE)
  • Server Farms
  • Core Mux
  • Network Adaptor
  • IGMP Network Element
  • IGMP Snoopers
  • IGMP Router
  • IPTV Protocols
  • Encapsulation of MPEG-4 TS on IP
  • IP Multicast
  • IGMP version 3
  • RTSP
2

IPTV Framework Functional Capabilities

3

Transport Functions Service/Control functions Management Functions Resource Control

4

Functions Video Content Functions Middleware Functions

5

Functional Capabilities and Key Work Areas for IPTV

  • General Framework Architecture for IPTV Networks
  • IPTV Functional Description
  • IPTV Services
  • Set Top Box or home gateway functionality and associated interfaces
  • Video and Audio Codec functions and selection
  • Middleware capabilities such as Electronic Program Guide (EPG) and other user interfaces
  • Billing / accounting interfaces and protocols
  • Program Control functions
  • Operational and Maintenance capabilities
  • Security/ authentication and Digital Rights Management (DRM) aspects
  • Quality of Service / Experience capabilities and performance
  • IP/UDP/RTP/MPEG2TS/codec wrapper
  • IP/UDP/RTP/MPEG-4
  • Consideration of OCAP/MHP/GEM for an application framework
  • Ad Insertion
  • IPTV endpoint management
  • Customized channel lineup
  • Viewership data management
6

IPTV Network Architecture and Protocols

  • Protocols to Transport IPTV Data Packets
  • IP/UDP/RTP/RTCP/MPEG
  • Compression
  • MPEG-2
  • MPEG-4 Part 10/H.264/AVC
  • Windows Media 9/ VC-1
  • Codec Choice
  • Real-Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP)
  • Resource Reservation Protocol (RSVP)
  • Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP)
  • Access Node Protocol
  • Adaptation functions
  • PPPoA-to-PPPoE interworking
  • IPoA-to-IPoE interworking
  • Access Network Architecture
  • VLAN per subscriber
  • VLAN per service
  • Layer 2 Control
  • Multicast Replication
  • Core Network Design Concepts
  • PIM SSM
  • PIM SM
  • P2MP LSPs
  • Network Responsiveness
  • Processing of the remote control request
  • IGMP control processing (Set Top Box (STB), Residential Gateway, Network)
  • Data plane protocol stack processing
  • DSL interleaving delay, decryption, and FEC
  • STB jitter buffer delay
  • Buffer for video encoding
  • MPEG decoder delay for re-synchronizing with the new program
  • Core Network Design Concepts
  • Distribute multicast traffic throughout the IP backbone
  • PIM SSM and PIM SM
  • P2MP LSPs
  • MPLS multicast distribution concept
7

IPTV Control/signaling Functions

  • Program Control Function
  • STB Control/Customer Channel Line up
  • Service Information
  • Ad insertion
  • Testing IPTV Channel Zapping
8

IPTV Management Functions

  • Operational and Maintenance Capabilities
  • Security/Authentication and DRM aspects
  • IPTV Endpoint Management
  • Viewership Data Management
  • Billing/Accounting Interfaces/Protocols
  • Consideration of OCAP/MHP/GEM Application Framework
9

Middleware Capabilities

  • Electronic Program Guide (EPG)
  • User Interfaces
  • Video and Audio Codec Selection
  • Standard API for DRM System Interface
  • Standard API for IPTV Control & Signaling Functions
10

Home Gateway and Set Top Box (STB) Functions

  • STB/HG Interfaces
  • IP/UDP/RTP/MPEG2TS/MPEG-4/Codec Wrapper
11

Quality of Service/Experience Capabilities

  • Performance Requirements
  • Bandwidth and Network Resource Requirements
  • Transport Functions in Access and Core Networks
12

IPTV OAM & P

  • Interactive Fulfillment and Billing
  • Presence and Availability Information
  • Security Management
  • Subscriber Profiles and Preference Data
  • Flexible Charging
  • Service Creation and Management
  • Creating and Managing IPTV Networks
  • IPTV Planning and Engineering
  • IPTV Physical and Logical Inventory
  • Network Design and Provisioning
  • Network Monitoring and Maintenance
  • Managing the Service Offerings
  • Service Planning and Development
  • Service Provisioning
  • Creating and managing the network
  • Service Quality Management
  • Usage Rating
  • CRM
  • Managing customer relationships
13

Meeting End User Expectations for IPTV

  • Network Aspects
  • Bandwidth Dimensioning
  • Reliability
  • Quality of Service
  • Network Responsiveness
14

IPTV Service Assurance

  • Managing service quality in IPTV
  • Picture Quality
  • Zap Time
  • Control Command Response Time
  • Audio-to-Video Synchronization Delay
  • Authentication Errors
  • Service Modeling
  • Service Monitoring
  • Service Impact and Prioritization
  • Customer Reporting
  • Quality of Service
  • DiffServ based IP QoS at the Routing Gateway and the BNG
  • IPTV over MPLS (Internet Protocol/MultiProtocol Label Switching)
  • QoS models
  • Ethernet QoS in the Access/Aggregation Network
  • Home/End user Maintenance (IPTV)
  • System maintenance
  • Troubleshooting and repair
  • Field testing
15

IPTV Service Assurance Control

  • Video content in triple-play network
  • Program clock reference (PCR) jitter
  • IPTV mean opinion score (MOS)
  • Media delivery index (MDI)
  • Delay Factor (DF) and Media Loss rate (MLR)
  • Packet identifier (PID)
  • Program Association Table (PAT)
  • Program Map Tables (PMT)
  • Operational Testing
  • Functional Testing
  • End to End Testing
  • Acceptance and QoE Testing
  • Field Testing
  • Diagnostic Testing
  • Loopback Testing
  • ADSL2+ Testing in Through Mode
  • ADSL2+ Testing in Termination Mode
  • Fiber Optic and Coax Testing
  • Performance Testing
  • Interoperability
  • Load Testing
  • Stress Testing
  • Service Capacity Testing
16

IPTV Implementation and Development Case Studies

  • Obstacles to successful deployment
  • Services Possible with a Local IPTV Network
  • Comparison of IPTV Services Providers’ Offerings
  • Comparison to Traditional Broadcast TV
  • Quad-play services
  • Bundling of wireline, wireless, Internet and video in one service package
  • Quality of Experience (QoE) Requirements and mechanisms on QoE dimensions, measurement and requirements for different applications
  • Broadcast TV, Video on Demand, Premium Video
  • Voice
  • Best Effort Internet Access
  • Online Gaming
  • Multicast policy management kept central
  • Delivering Converged Quad-play Services with IPTV and IMS
  • Telco Operators Plans and Development Experiences
  • Cost Impact
  • Subscriber Growth
  • Impact on the Network Equipment Market
17

Telco Operators Plans, Assurance and Testing products and Development Experiences

  • Verizon
  • SBC/AT& T
  • Belgacom
  • PCCW
  • FastWeb
  • BT
  • France Telecom
  • Swisscom
  • Sasktel
  • Major Vendors of IPTV Networks
  • Set-Top-Box
  • Set-Top-Box Browser
  • Middleware
  • Conditional Access (CA)
  • Digital Rights Management (DRM)
  • OSS/BSS
  • VoD Streaming Servers
  • VoD/PVR Software
  • Home Gateway
  • Home Networking
  • Testing Equipments

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