Networking and Transport


As online streaming video grows in popularity, increasing audience sizes will put more demands on network operators and content distributors. Massive live events and popular VOD content will require more capacity, better resiliency, and heightened operations. This content may also require potentially different delivery approaches (IP Multicast, UDP vs. TCP, and LTE broadcast) to provide the Quality of Experience (QoE) that viewers want. And such scaling must happen transparently, leveraging resources behind the scenes in a cost-effective manner. In this working group, participating members focus on solving the challenges of the best broadcast approach, event planning, and implementation of the scale required to support rapidly increasing audience sizes.


The Streaming Video Technology Alliance Networking and Transport Working Group has three objectives. First, to identify the characteristics of audience growth that would require rapid scaling; second, to establish architecture guidelines for implementing elastic capacity; and third, to compare and recommend the ideal broadcast methods for streaming to large audiences.


Current Projects

This group does not have any current projects.

Proofs of Concept

This group has not initiated or completed any proofs of concept.


Below are presentations delivered during working group sessions. Click on the presentation name to open it (many files are for members only and will require authentication) and a presenter name to view their profile. Note: if a presenter’s profile is not public, it will redirect to their LinkedIn page.

Carlsbad F2F: Networking & Transport WG Slides


Presented by Glenn Deen

Lisbon 11.9.19 Materials


Presented by Glenn Deen

QUIC PoC Presentation


Presented by Brian Stevenson

Presented by Michael Schapira

Presented by Rob Roskin

Networking and Transport WG Session


Presented by Glenn Deen

Presented by Mike Hughes

Networking and Transport Working Group Session


Presented by Brian Stevenson

Presented by Glenn Deen

Presented by Mike Hughes

Presented by Ravid Hadar

Networking and Transport WG QUIC PoC Update


Presented by Glenn Deen

Presented by Mike Hughes

Server Name Indication & DNS over HTTPS


Presented by Sanjay Mishra

Presented by Yoav Gressel

Networking and Transport WG Session


Presented by Glenn Deen



5G and the Edge Cloud for Streaming Video

5G is the fifth generation of cellular networks and it brings new capabilities that have the potential to create opportunities for consumers, businesses, and society. This is particularly true in the media and entertainment sector, where 5G offers the promise of greater consumer reach and new, more immersive services. Increasingly, content owners are looking towards 5G as a source of new revenue, consumer reach, and enhanced QoE for their streaming services. This document provides a brief outline of 5G technologies, the types of use cases and enhanced consumer experiences it will support, and the potential benefits for content owners, ecosystem vendors, network operators, and viewers.

QUIC Tech Brief

The SVTA QUIC Tech Brief examines some of the differences and improvements between TCP and QUIC and provides an overview of HTTP/3. It examines the deployment model and summarizes some of the pros and cons that streaming providers need to consider before QUIC adoption.

The Viability of Multicast ABR in Future Streaming Architectures

This paper explores the technology behind Multicast ABR and its potential to improve how video content is streamed over IP, meeting the network operator’s needs for a scalable way to deliver growing video traffic and end-users’ demands for the best possible streaming experience.


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This group does not currently have any draft documents.

Blog Posts

Testing QUIC Against TCP for Streaming Video Delivery: An SVTA Proof-of-Concept

We believe that, at least on paper, QUIC promises to improve the user experience when consuming high value content delivered from the CSP or CDN edge and could help cultivate additional value for consumers and revenue for content owners. CSP’s and Public CDN’s also cannot wait for QUIC to become ubiquitous in other on-line applications before deciding whether to experiment – the time to learn is “now”. Based on that hypothesis, the main purpose behind this PoC is to validate some of the assumptions related to QUIC within the context of streaming media, and to illustrate how the protocol could be leveraged in existing or new OTT platforms. Additionally, this PoC will establish best practices for organizations that are contemplating their own QUIC implementation, allowing them to assess the effort required and the overall impact of delivering a QUIC-based streaming service.

Participating Companies