Performance Evaluation of Peer-to-Peer Progressive Download in Broadband Access Networks

Megumi SHIBUYA  Tomohiko OGISHI  Shu YAMAMOTO  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E93-B   No.3   pp.600-608
Publication Date: 2010/03/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.E93.B.600
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Network
Keyword: 
P2P,  streaming,  progressive download,  broadband,  content delivery system,  

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Summary: 
P2P (Peer-to-Peer) file sharing architectures have scalable and cost-effective features. Hence, the application of P2P architectures to media streaming is attractive and expected to be an alternative to the current video streaming using IP multicast or content delivery systems because the current systems require expensive network infrastructures and large scale centralized cache storage systems. In this paper, we investigate the P2P progressive download enabling Internet video streaming services. We demonstrated the capability of the P2P progressive download in both laboratory test network as well as in the Internet. Through the experiments, we clarified the contribution of the FTTH links to the P2P progressive download in the heterogeneous access networks consisting of FTTH and ADSL links. We analyzed the cause of some download performance degradation occurred in the experiment and discussed about the effective methods to provide the video streaming service using P2P progressive download in the current heterogeneous networks.