Chapter 4. Technology Framework for Data Broadcasting Environments

  1. Lars Tvede1,
  2. Peter Pircher2 and
  3. Jens Bodenkamp3

Published Online: 5 OCT 2001

DOI: 10.1002/0470841893.ch4

Data Broadcasting: Merging Digital Broadcasting with the Internet, Revised Edition

Data Broadcasting: Merging Digital Broadcasting with the Internet, Revised Edition

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Author Information

  1. 1

    The Fantastic Corporation, Zug, Switzerland

  2. 2

    The Fantastic Corporation, San Francisco, USA

  3. 3

    ETF Group Deutschland GmbH, München, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 OCT 2001
  2. Published Print: 15 JUL 2001

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471485605

Online ISBN: 9780470841891

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Keywords:

  • broadband topologies;
  • FTP, HTTP, telnet, SMTP, IRCP, RTP;
  • quality of service;
  • UDP/IP;
  • TCP/IP;
  • guaranteed delivery controlled delay;
  • controlled jitter;
  • unicast, defined;
  • multicast, defined;
  • broadcast, defined;
  • LANs;
  • WANs;
  • VBI;
  • MPEG;
  • XDSL;
  • FITL;
  • FTTH;
  • FTTB;
  • FTTN;
  • FTTC;
  • MMDS;
  • MVDS;
  • WLL;
  • DVB;
  • DAB;
  • HSCSD;
  • GPRS;
  • UMTS;
  • WAP;
  • I-mode;
  • VSAT;
  • DBS;
  • DTH;
  • DSR/ADR;
  • Bluetooth;
  • IEEE 802.11;
  • HomeRF;
  • IrDA

Summary

The chapter provides a thorough explanation of the basic topologies and communication concepts of broadband communication:

  • Conceptual comparison between the physical mail distribution and electronic package distribution - overview

  • Dividing information into digital packages (package switching, circuit switching)

  • Choosing delivery type (FTP, HTTP, telnet, SMTP, IRCP, RTP)

  • Quality of Service/QoS (TCP-IP versus UDP/IP; guaranteed delivery, controlled delay, controlled jitter)

  • Assigning unique addresses

  • Providing information about how to reach the destination (unicast, multicast, broadcast)

  • Getting a vehicle for transportation (LANs, WANs, VBI, MPEG)

  • Choosing a physical path (wireline, cable, digital terrestrial, mobile, satellite, home networks)