A bridging solution for delivering multimedia services in CATV Networks

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Abstract

This article studies the use of the CATV network as an access platform for delivering interactive services. The conventional CATV network is a one-way solution utilizing HFC technology. Interactivity requires two-way communication, and different approaches have been taken to implement the needed return path along with other means to offer multimedia capabilities. A network platform to deliver interactive services is introduced. ATM is foreseen as the relevant transport technology in the trunk network, but the access network is considered to employ proprietary solutions. Therefore, a bridge to convert ATM protocols to those used in the HFC network is needed. The paper gives an example bridging solution which is based on the FSR concept developed for high-speed applications and demonstrated to perform well in ATM switching. Finally, a high-speed Internet application, based on the proposed bridge, is introduced.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 23rd EUROMICRO Conference
Subtitle of host publicationNew Frontiers of Information Technology
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
Pages223-230
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-8186-8215-5
ISBN (Print)0-8186-8129-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1997
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event23rd EUROMICRO Conference, EUROMICRO'97: New frontiers of information technology - Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 1 Sep 19974 Sep 1997

Publication series

SeriesEUROMICRO Conference Proceedings
ISSN1089-6503

Conference

Conference23rd EUROMICRO Conference, EUROMICRO'97
CountryHungary
CityBudapest
Period1/09/974/09/97

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    Raatikainen, P., & Zidbeck, J. (1997). A bridging solution for delivering multimedia services in CATV Networks. In Proceedings of the 23rd EUROMICRO Conference: New Frontiers of Information Technology (pp. 223-230). IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. EUROMICRO Conference Proceedings https://doi.org/10.1109/EURMIC.1997.617273