<XML><RECORDS><RECORD><REFERENCE_TYPE>3</REFERENCE_TYPE><REFNUM>9291</REFNUM><AUTHORS><AUTHOR>Ellis,M.</AUTHOR><AUTHOR>Perkins,C.</AUTHOR></AUTHORS><YEAR>2010</YEAR><TITLE>Packet Loss Characteristics of IPTV-like Traffic on Residential Links</TITLE><PLACE_PUBLISHED>CCNC 2010: Proceedings of the 7th Annual IEEE Consumer Communications & Networking Conference, Workshop on Emerging Internet Video Technologies</PLACE_PUBLISHED><PUBLISHER>IEEE</PUBLISHER><LABEL>Ellis:2010:9291</LABEL><KEYWORDS><KEYWORD>IPTV; Network Measurement</KEYWORD></KEYWORDS<ABSTRACT>Packet loss is one of the principal threats to quality of experience for IPTV systems. However, the packet loss characteristics of the residential access networks which carry IPTV are not widely understood. We present packet level measurements of streaming IPTV-like traffic over four residential access links, and describe the extent and nature of packet loss we encountered. We discuss the likely impact of these losses for IPTV traffic, and outline steps which can ameliorate this.</ABSTRACT><URL>http://www.dcs.gla.ac.uk/~ellis/files/packetloss-ellis-10.pdf</URL></RECORD></RECORDS></XML>