A DVB/IP QoS aware backhaul networking environment

George Mastorakis, Evangelos Pallis, George Kormentzas

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The paper discusses a DVB/IP backhaul networking environment that enables users to access triple-play IP services at a guaranteed end-to-end QoS level. Utilising the DVB-T stream in a regenerative configuration, it presents the formation of a QoS aware backhaul that interconnects intermediate distribution nodes and service/content providers (e.g. ISPs, IPTV multicasters, etc.), for enabling always-on and triple-play services access, even from rural or dispersed areas. The capability of the proposed QoS aware DVB/IP backhaul networking environment is validated through experimental tests, that were conducted under real transmission/reception conditions at a prototype infrastructure that conforms to the discussed architectural design issues.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)637-649
Number of pages13
JournalWireless Personal Communications
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2010


  • Backhaul
  • DiffServ
  • DVB/IP
  • End-to-end QoS
  • Experiments
  • SLAs


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