TRLabs Service Composition

Managing network bandwidth complexities related to on-demand network services, and seamlessly integrating those services with wireless devices. 


The Challenge:

To manage network bandwidth complexities related to on-demand network services, as well as seamlessly integrate those services with wireless devices.

The Solution:

More and more, consumers are looking for ways to download media onto their cell phones and laptop computers. Cybera, along with TELUS and SaskTel, began working with TRLabs (now TRTech), Canada’s largest information and communications technology (ICT) research and development consortium, on a project that dynamically encoded content such that the resolution would be appropriate for the end playback device. In addition, this project used Internet Protocol Multi Media Sub-Systems (IMS) to export the peaks and lulls of content transmissions to optimize the use of bandwidth in the last mile. This simplified the process of accessing multimedia on wireless devices, such as the iPhone and Blackberry, and improved performance and the end users’ experience.

The objective behind this project was to respond to consumers’ requests for audio and video, identify corresponding service providers, create electronic connections between providers and consumers, and manage those connections. The TRLabs Service Composition project started in June 2008 and was completed in December 2009.

Cyberinfrastructure at Work:

The TRLabs Service Composition project demonstrated the following cyberinfrastructure innovations:

  • Middleware that responds dynamically to bandwidth usage peaks and lulls
  • Powerful computing resources that match network capabilities
  • Advanced networking capabilities
  • Data management systems to support on-demand service requests

How this Project Affects You:

The results from this project demonstrated the ability for service providers to deliver content to any device on-demand, anywhere and at anytime.


The TRLabs Service Composition project was valued at over $400,000 with contributions from all partners