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Method and System for Providing Uninterrupted Broadcast Services from Local Connections

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000246889D
Publication Date: 2016-Jul-12
Document File: 4 page(s) / 276K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a method and system for providing uninterrupted broadcast services from local connections.

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Method and System for Providing Uninterrupted Broadcast Services from Local Connections

Disclosed is a method and system for providing uninterrupted broadcast services from local connections. The method and system allows a service provider to monitor a current quality of a broadcast service provided to a user. The service provider also monitors environmental factors that may cause a disruption in the broadcast service. Based on the current quality of the broadcast service and the environmental factors, the method and system creates a local grid model that includes information about available local connections for the user in a local area. By detecting the disruption in the broadcast service, the method and system provides the user with stream donations as a redistribution of the broadcast service from the available local connections to provide the broadcast service without any interruptions. Figure 1 below illustrates a system for monitoring factors responsible for a disruption in broadcast services.

Figure 1

    As illustrated in Figure 1 above, a service provider provides broadcast services to users using distribution methods such as, but not limited to, satellite, DSL, and cable. The method and system allows the service provider to connect the users in a local area using an emergency local network. The service provider monitors a quality of service (QoS) of the broadcast services provided to the users by either using continuous feedbacks provided by a setup box or monitoring network PMI. The service provider also monitors environmental factors responsible for the disruption in the broadcast services using the setup box. The environmental factors include, but not limited to, weather warnings, constructions, and road works. Figure 2 below illustrates a local grid model created based on QoS and environmental factors.

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Figure 2

    
As illustrated in Figure 2 above, the method and system creates the local grid model based on the QoS of a broadcast service provided to users and the environmental factors. The local grid model includes information about bandwidth availability for the user in a local area. Figure 3 below is a table illustrating derivation of a Loss of Service (LoS) quotient.

Temporal Maintenance

Outage planned 4th

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3344455666 Satellite 24 mb/s Severe wind warning No outages planned 0.789

Figure 3

     As illustrated in Figure 3 above, the method and system derives the LoS quotient for the users using a regression analysis from multiple factors such as, but not limited to,...