Price: $2,199.00

Course Number: 605
Length: 2 Days
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Advanced IPTV training course provides a technical detail on IPTV technology and covers IPTV design and implementation, IPTV Service Deployment, IPTV Service Delivery, Operations and Maintenance, Service Assurance and troubleshooting. Advanced IPTV Training 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 and operations scenarios to help attendees understand the big picture.

Who Should Attend

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

Pre-Requisites

Objectives

After successfully completing the course the attendees 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

 

Outline

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 TrendThe 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

 

IPTV Framework Functional Capabilities

Transport Functions Service/Control functions Management Functions Resource Control Functions Video Content Functions Middleware Functions

 

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

 

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

IPTV Control/signaling Functions

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

 

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

 

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

 

Home Gateway and Set Top Box (STB) Functions

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

 

Quality of Service/Experience Capabilities

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

 

IPTV OAM &P (Operation, Administration, Maintenance and Provisioning)

  • 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

 

Meeting End User Expectations for IPTV

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Telco Operators Plans, Assurance and Testing products and Development Experiences

  • Verizon
  • SBC/AT&T
  • Belgacom
  • BT
  • 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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