Managing network bandwidth complexities related to on-demand network services, and seamlessly integrating those services with wireless devices.
To manage network bandwidth complexities related to on-demand network services, as well as seamlessly integrate those services with wireless devices.
More and more consumers are looking for ways to download media onto their cell phones and laptop computers. As a result, Cybera, along with TELUS and SaskTel, are working with TRLabs, Canada’s largest ICT research and development consortium, on a project that dynamically encodes content such that the resolution is appropriate for the end playback device. In addition, this project uses Internet Protocol Multi Media Sub-Systems (IMS) to export the peaks and lulls of content transmissions to optimize the use of bandwidth in the last mile. This will simplify the process of accessing multimedia on wireless devices, such as the iPhone and Blackberry, and improve performance and the end users’ experience.
The objective behind this project is to respond to consumers’ requests for audio and video, identify corresponding service providers, create electronic connections between providers and consumers, and manage those connections. The TRLabs Service Composition project started in June 2008 and will likely be completed in December 2009. TELUS and SaskTel will then have the option of implementing this solution into delivery to consumers anytime, anywhere, and on any device..
Cyberinfrastructure at Work:
The TRLabs Service Composition project demonstrates the following cyberinfrastructure innovations:
- Middleware that responds dynamically to bandwidth usage peaks and lulls
- Powerful computing resources that match network capabilities
- Advanced networking capabilities
- Data management systems to support on-demand service requests
How this Project Affects You:
The results from this project will enable service providers to deliver content to any device on-demand, anywhere and at anytime. This means you will be able to enjoy more of your favourite movies and songs on your wireless devices, faster and at a higher fidelity.
This type of solution becomes critical when large telecommunications companies, such as Telus and SaskTel, start packaging content from various third-party providers, such as MoboVivo, into services delivered dynamically on-demand to customers like you.
The TRLabs Service Composition project is valued at over $400,000 with contributions from all partners