IJIMT 2012 Vol.3(3): 236-240 ISSN: 2010-0248
DOI: 10.7763/IJIMT.2012.V3.229

Traffic Characteristics of Modern Video Streaming Service

Jinsoo Yoo, Junyeop Kim, Youjip Won, Hoyoung Kim, Seungki Park, and Taenyeon Ha

Abstract—The network traffic caused by mobile devices has been growing. Moreover, N-screen service which enables to watch video contents in various network devices accelerates the traffic growth. To handle the high network traffic effectively, the service provider should grasp the characteristics of the traffic. In this paper, we make a minute observation about the traffic of N-screen service using network traces of iShoot program which provide such a service. From the in-depth study, we find that there is a specific traffic pattern repeated every day. Also we observe contents popularity distribution and the traffic imbalance between the servers, and so on. These results can be used to design N-screen service architecture or maintain quality of video streaming service in the other mobile services.

Index Terms—N-screen, traffic analysis, video streaming service, etc.

J. Yoo, J. Kim, and Y. Won are with the Dept. of Electronics and Computer Engineering, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea. (e-mail:jedisty@hanyang.ac.kr; tel.: +82-2-2220-4579; fax: +82-2-2220-4579.)

H. Kim, S. Park, and T. Ha are with the IU Media Company, Seoul,Korea.

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Cite: Jinsoo Yoo, Junyeop Kim, Youjip Won, Hoyoung Kim, Seungki Park, and Taenyeon Ha,"Traffic Characteristics of Modern Video Streaming Service," International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 236-240 , 2012.

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