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Considering the high packet losses and low, varying bandwidth of GPRS/EDGE network and limited computation power of handheld devices, we present and implement a novel SVC video-on-demand system for hand-held devices over GPRS/EDGE network. For the purpose of handling varying bitrate, we propose a priority based layer switching (PLS) adaptation scheme for SVC stream, which not only performs online 3-D adaptation more quickly by a simple parser, but also optimizes the video quality in a R-D sense under the bandwidth constraint. To resist packet losses, a motion-detection based adaptive error concealment (MDA) algorithm is proposed, which can achieve a PSNR gain of up to 3dB comparing to existing methods, while maintaining low complexity. Moreover, our proposed system was implemented and tested over existing GPRS/EDGE network deployed in China. The test results demonstrate that the proposed system and schemes have performance advantage in terms of quicker data rate adaptation, higher PSNR and lower overhead.