|Coordinator||Acreo AB - Acreo AB, Kista|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 3 249 999|
|Project duration||January 2008 - December 2010|
Purpose and goal
The project strives towards a better understanding of a population´s broadband behaviour than what is the case today. Better understanding of network traffic flows and user behaviour is necessary in order to understand network dynamics and user needs which in turn leads to simpler and more flexible broadband networks. Understanding broadband behaviour moreover leads to better services, and hidden patterns can be identified e.g. differences between demographical groups.
Expected results and effects
We expect to produce knowledge and test methodologies combining technical measurements with user feedback in a way that enables network and service developers to design better products for their target groups (equipment manufacturers, network operators, end users).
Planned approach and implementation
The project stands on three ´legs´ based on different ways of monitoring end user behaviour: Concept development of Opinion Channel (OC), a service platform that through the remote control of a TV set top box provides instant feedback to video streams over the TV. Refining traffic measurements and developing methodology for large scale implementation, comparison and presentation. Unified methodology to collect and combine data from traffic measurements, interviews/questionnaires and OC into a digestible output that is valuable for the project focus groups: service developers, service platform developers, network designers and society/outside world (layman as well as researcher).