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Public Announcements

25.1.2016 Final Results of the NOTTS project will be shown in the Final Review Meeting in Madrid, next March 17th 2016

25.1.2016 The Second Workshop in measurements with NOTTS PCC took place in Kista, on December 14th.

25.1.2016 Last project Activities will be shown during the next Celtic Event in Stockholm, on April 28th and 29th,

1.12.2015 The fifth face-to-face meeting of NOTTS has taken place in Aveiro, Portugal last 7th and 8th October.

1.6.2015 The fourth face-to-face meeting of NOTTS has taken place in Toro, Spain.

1.6.2015

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The last Celtic-Plus Event has taken place in Vienna, Austria last 27th and 28th April.

1.4.2015 The Mid-Term Review Meeting of NOTTS has taken place in Madrid, Spain last 8th March. The third face-to-face meeting took place the day before.

2.10.2014

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The second face-to-face meeting of NOTTS has taken place in Kista (Stockholm, Sweden) last 30th September and 1st October.

2.6.2014 The Second International Workshop on Quality Monitoring (IWQM 2014) will be held in conjunction with the 5th International Conference on Smart Communications in Network Technologies (SaCoNeT 2014) in Vilanova i la Geltrù, on June 17, 2014. [Further information].


Project Description

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Over-the-top (OTT) high-quality multimedia services, for example TV and music, are increasing in popularity. The whole telecommunication industry is undergoing a radical change as a result of the transition to digital content distribution. One trend is that large international players dominate the content distribution. Recently, actors like HBO and Netflix are entering the OTT market of several European countries, in a time when there have been significant sales of media terminals to consume this content (Smart TVs, tablets, smartphones, etc.). This means that both the terminals and the services for delivery of media over the Internet are available to end users. The evolution of content-based applications as well as changed user consumption patterns will have a major impact on the networks. However, the current Internet architectures and business models have not been designed to cope with this massive deployment of over-the-top services. It is of strategical importance that European actors join forces in order to survive and thrive in the competition that gets more and more fierce. Otherwise, there is a risk that Europe falls behind in the media distribution area, which has a huge potential and increasing annual turnover. Therefore, NOTTS will investigate the technical problems experienced by service providers of over-the-top multimedia services, propose realistic solutions, and evaluate these solutions in testbeds and real networks. In order to address OTT technology and the potential new business opportunities more thoroughly, the project will also look for models where traditional network operators get their share of the raising OTT business. The project covers the whole ecosystem of media distribution, from scalable coding, media distribution architectures and workload models, to client monitoring and business model analysis. Also, the project includes a wide range of industry and academic partners from five countries, which 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, so that as a result of this project the NOTTS prototype will be provided.

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