NOTTS: Omnitele Researching QoS, QoE of OTT Services
Linking traditional mobile network performance indicators with QoS and Customer Experience KPIs derived from the usage of OTT services.
Surge of OTT Heavy Content Services
Omnitele is collaborating in the Next-generation Over-The-Top multimedia Services (NOTTS) project coordinated by Celtic-Plus, the telecommunication branch of EUREKA.
Over-the-top (OTT) multimedia services, for example TV, music and VoIP are increasing in popularity within internet consumers. OTT services account for major share of the general traffic boom. The evolution of content-based applications and changes in traffic patterns will have a major impact on the networks and network services business.
It is imperative that European actors join forces in order to survive and thrive in such a competitive market. Otherwise, there is a risk that Europe falls behind in the media distribution – a business with huge potential and increasing annual turnover. This is the basis and key reason for establishing the NOTTS project
NOTTS Project Objectives & Scope
NOTTS project primary goals are
- Investigate the technical problems related to OTT multimedia services
- Propose realistic and feasible solutions for improved QoS/QoE
- Evaluate the solutions in testbeds and real networks.
In order to address OTT technology and the new business opportunities more thoroughly, the project will also look for business models where traditional network operators get their share of the raising OTT business.
The project involves a wide range of industry players and academic partners from Finland, France, Poland, Portugal, Spain and Sweden. This will guarantee that the project results are disseminated in the scientific communities as well as exploited in future products, standards, and business models. The final goal of the project is to provide technological solutions that involve a new business line for all stakeholders.
Customer Experience of Mobile OTT
Omnitele role in NOTTS project is to secure the benefits in mobile environment. Mobile operators are facing challenges to optimise the networks for heavy-content OTT services in cost efficient fashion. Omnitele research within the project focuses on the possibilities for depicting end-user QoS and QoE of OTT services in mobile environments.
The main objective is to link traditional network performance KPIs – which mobile network operators have been measuring in order to assess network quality – with customer centric KPIs derived from the usage of OTT services such as video streaming, audio streaming, web browsing, etc.
Omnitele’s knowledge on the field will bring hands-on experience that will benefit the rest of consortium partners when applying QoS and QoE theories to the mobile network environment in practice.
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Next generation over-the-top multimedia services (NOTTS) is a research project coordinated and managed by Celtic-Plus. The project objective is to provide technological solutions that involve a new business line for all stakeholders, so that as a result of this project the NOTTS prototype will be provided.
Parties involved: Indra Sistemas, S.A., Alcatel Lucent, Dycec, ADTEL Sistemas de Telecomunicacion S.L, Acreo , Ericsson , Alkit Communication, Procera Networks, Lund University, Institut Telecom SudParis, University Paris-Est Creteil, IP-Label, Thomson Video Networks, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT), Anvia Oyj, Hibox Systems Oy Ab, Networker QoS Oy, Oy Omnitele Ab, Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences – Poznań Supercomputing and Networking Center, Orange Polska S.A., Portugal Telecom Inovação e Sistemas