Chapter 10. Multicast and NGNs

As networks and services converge toward a next-generation network (NGN) service architecture, you have the opportunity to offer valued-added services to both the business customer and the consumer.

Multicast is increasingly becoming useful for content distribution and video streaming in networks. Further, with the emergence of IPTV, multicast is a key foundation for the development and deployment of IPTV service. From the customer perspective, the network is capable of providing the desired application performance, often referred to as quality of experience (QoE) as a metric for “perceived performance value” by a consumer. For the enterprise or service provider (SP) implementing multicast, the expected benefits are ...

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