Internet services, Dial-up networking.

E. Pallis, C. Mantakas, G. Xilouris, G. Gardikis, K. Kourtis


The paper anticipates that the actions to be taken concerning the Digital Switchover (transition form analogue to digital broadcasting – DSO) in UHF are of strategic importance for the European Member Countries and most candidate ones, as long as DSO arises as a possible and complementary solution towards the deployment of Broadband Access Infrastructures, especially in less favoured regions. Taking into account the networking potentialities of the new digital TV in UHF (Terrestrial Digital Video Broadcasting – DVB-T) and the broadband capabilities of the recent access technologies (i.e. WLAN, UMTS, etc.), the paper proposes a networking infrastructure that utilises the DVB-T stream in regenerative configurations for the realization of a common Ethernet backbone capable to interconnect all citizens within the broadcasting area. Citizens access this backbone via appropriate Distribution Nodes (DN), which make use of broadband access technologies. Such an approach enables for a multi-service capable environment (digital TV programmes, Interactive TV programmes, Internet access, e-mail, video/audio on demand, etc.), which is commonly shared among broadcasters, telecom operators and any active citizen who creates, manipulates and distributes his own content to the entire infrastructure (MPEG-21 approach).


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Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

Pallis E., Mantakas C., Xilouris G., Gardikis G. and Kourtis K. (2004). Internet services, Dial-up networking. . In Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Shaping the Broadband Society - Volume 1: SBS, (ICETE 2004) ISBN 972-8865-17-1, pages 31-40. DOI: 10.5220/0001404200310040

in Bibtex Style

author={E. Pallis and C. Mantakas and G. Xilouris and G. Gardikis and K. Kourtis},
title={Internet services, Dial-up networking.},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Shaping the Broadband Society - Volume 1: SBS, (ICETE 2004)},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Shaping the Broadband Society - Volume 1: SBS, (ICETE 2004)
TI - Internet services, Dial-up networking.
SN - 972-8865-17-1
AU - Pallis E.
AU - Mantakas C.
AU - Xilouris G.
AU - Gardikis G.
AU - Kourtis K.
PY - 2004
SP - 31
EP - 40
DO - 10.5220/0001404200310040