Amir Qayyum

Title 3GPP-IMS Compliant End-to-End Mobile IPTV Solution for 4G/LTE Networks

The demand for entertainment & multimedia services is on rapid increase with the increasing mobile broadband internet speed. The 3rd generation (UMTS/HSPA+) and 4th generation (LTE/EPC) mobile networks offer high bandwidth than ever before, therefore the communication service providers are striving for more and more value added services to fill their available data pipes and to increase their value added service offerings in order to increase their average revenue per user. These services also include the service of IPTV. The current IPTV implementations are non-IMS standardized and are not specifically defined, designed and implemented for next generation mobile wireless networks (3G/4G/IMS/SA/EPC). These implementations are proprietary, non-standardized and non-optimized for video delivery over mobile networks, rather these are specifically targeted for DSL based high bandwidth IP network. Thus, in order to meet the today’s need, an architecture is proposed which is IMS based End-to-End IPTV Service Delivery Platform over Next Generation IMS/EPC Network Infrastructure, that have capability of IPTV creation, execution and deployment of service. Moreover, having capability of online charging, billing and registration of the client, this platform is not only compatible with today’s Telco’s infrastructure but will also easily become compliant with 5G networks in near future. This architecture also includes the run time transcoding of videos with adaptation capability by viewing the statistics of the users. It also includes the use of Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) and Session Description Protocol (SDP). The challenge in this architecture design is to deliver up-to mark Quality of Experience (QoE) to end users, by applying machine learning algorithms with real time monitoring system and having capability to predict the Quality of Experience at the client end as well as at the server end by enabling two-way communication between them. After prediction transcodes the video with bitrate most suitable for the current network condition.


Dr Amir Qayyum is a professor and Dean, QEC at Capital University of Science and Technology (CUST), Islamabad. He did his PhD in mobile wireless networks from University of Paris-Sud, France. Since 1997, he is actively involved with Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and is also a co-author of an RFC on MANETs. He is also involved with Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), since 2012 and served as a member of ICANN Nominating Committee (2014-2017) representing APRALO-ALAC, and currently serving as member of Fellowship Selection Committee (2018 to date) as well as member of ICANN Nominating Committee (2019-2020), representing RSSAC (Root Server System Advisory Committee). Dr Qayyum is also the Chair, Board of Directors of Internet Society (ISOC) Islamabad Chapter (2014-2019) and is one of the founding members of the chapter. He is the Member Board of Directors of Pakistan Internet Exchange (PKIXP). He is actively involved with IEEE activities since 2004, and currently serving as the Chair, IEEE Islamabad Section, and also served as Chair Professional Activities (2014-2016), Chair IEEE Computer Society Islamabad Chapter (2009-2014), and the Secretary and Treasurer of the section (2011-2013). He is the founding Director of Center of Research in Networks and Telecom (CoReNeT), and is the Project Director of many national and international funded research and development projects in the domain of wired and wireless networks. He is also the founding member Board of Directors of Pak France Alumni Network, and also served as the President and Vice-President PFAN.