Summary:

The quality of an online video has three points where it can succeed or suffer: production, distribution, and reception. But carriers know that the blame for poor video often falls on their shoulders, at distribution. What are the issues, and the solutions for cost-efficiently managing video […]

The quality of an online video has three points where it can succeed or suffer: production, distribution, and reception. But carriers know that the blame for poor video often falls on their shoulders, at distribution. What are the issues, and the solutions for cost-efficiently managing video while improving Quality of Service?

Issues:

Got overloaded pipes? – Most common issue is capacity. Video and the never ending stream of real-time media can cause content to queue up and buffer.

Digital Rights Management a bottleneck? – Middleware updates and DRM processing can convert prime video to subpar video.

Retransmission clogging up channels? – Retransmission of bad packets can overload your system and affects the overall delivery of video content.

If your video good enough? – Using both subjective and objective measurements, determine the threshold quality level your audience expects and what you can deliver.

Solutions:

High Leverage Network – Dynamically allocate bandwidth depending on the service (voice, video, or data) when and where it’s needed.

Alcatel-Lucent Video Operations Center (VOC) – Rules-based video monitoring service instantly detects and identifies failures across any video TV technology.

Assured and Optimized IP Video Delivery – Handles retransmission of lost packets and fast channel change.

Success in video requires carriers to clearly identify issues and proactively attack solutions in real time. When you solve video problems intelligently you reach more subscribers (increase revenues) without having to send out more technicians (lower operational costs).

For more about managing video quality cost efficiently, read “Keeping quality in view: The Alcatel-Lucent Video Operations Center.”

 

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