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The CVICS objective was to create a solution for the distribution of VOD content and catch up TV services which targets rural areas and regions where no high speed broadband solutions are available. The solution also provided a new and valid business opportunity for network providers, content providers and end users.
There were number of challenges in the CVICS project:
CVICS provides the following benefits:
CVICS sets up a new content delivery service.
CVICS is composed by the following elements:
The Project plan was divided into 6 phases:
Definition of the use cases and the requirements for:
Overall system design including a detailed design of each of the components that constitute the CVICS system.
The integration phase aimed to verify the full system functionality via end-to-end testing.
After successful integration, the CVICS pilot was run. This involved 10 end-users that evaluated the CVICS product from an end-user perspective.
During the pilot, users provided feedback to analyse and evaluate the technical and commercial aspects of CVICS. Additional usage-logging of the STB terminals was also gathered for evaluation. Following this, a 2nd iteration of the business case and a commercial feasibility study was conducted. Finally, based on this, a roadmap for the future of the CVICS system was created.
From a technical point of view, the system meets the expectations.
Overall, the users were satisfied with the system, providing valuable feedback with respect to content and applications. The analysis of the results provided the following conclusions: