P2P Assisted Streaming for Low Popularity VoD Contents

  • Sasho GramatikovEmail author
  • Fernando Jaureguizar
  • Igor Mishkovski
  • Julián Cabrera
  • Narciso García
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 207)


The Video on Demand (VoD) service is becoming a dominant service in the telecommunication market due to the great convenience regarding the choice of content items and their independent viewing time. However, due to its high traffic demand nature, the VoD streaming systems are faced with the problem of huge amounts of traffic generated in the core of the network, especially for serving the requests for content items that are not in the top popularity range. Therefore, we propose a peer assisted VoD model that takes advantage of the clients unused uplink and storage capacity to serve requests for less popular items with the objective to keep the traffic on the periphery of the network, reduce the transport cost in the core of the network and make the system more scalable.


P2P streaming VoD popularity cost scalability 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sasho Gramatikov
    • 1
    Email author
  • Fernando Jaureguizar
    • 1
  • Igor Mishkovski
    • 2
  • Julián Cabrera
    • 1
  • Narciso García
    • 1
  1. 1.Grupo de Tratamiento de Imágenes, ETSI TelecomunicaciónUniversidad Politécnica de MadridMadridSpain
  2. 2.University “Ss Cyril and Methodius”SkopjeMacedonia

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