'Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)'
2015 IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network Management (IM), Ottawa, Canada, 11 - 15 May 2015IPTV is a method of delivering TV content to endusers that is growing in popularity. The implications of poor video quality may ultimately be a loss of revenue for the provider. Hence, it is vital to provide service assurance in these networks. This paper describes our experience of building an IPTV Software Defined Network testbed that can be used to develop and validate new approaches for service assurance in IPTV networks. The testbed is modular and many of the concepts detailed in this tutorial may be applied to the management of other end-to-end services.Science Foundation Irelan