Architecture and Design of IP Broadcasting System Using Passive Optical Network

Hiroki IKEDA  Jun SUGAWA  Yoshihiro ASHI  Kenichi SAKAMOTO  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E91-B    No.8    pp.2477-2484
Publication Date: 2008/08/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1093/ietcom/e91-b.8.2477
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Next Generation Broadband Access Technologies)
PON,  broadcasting system,  IP broadcast,  IPTV,  channel selection,  

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We propose an IP broadcasting system architecture using passive optical networks (PON) utilizing the optical broadcast links of a PON with a downstream bandwidth allocation algorithm to provide a multi-channel IP broadcasting service to home subscribers on single broadband IP network infrastructures. We introduce the design and adaptation of the optical broadcast links to effectively broadcast video contents to home subscribers. We present a performance analysis that includes the downstream bandwidth utilization efficiency of the broadcast link and the bandwidth control of the IP broadcasting and Internet data. Our analysis and simulation results show that the proposed system can provide 100 HDTV channels to every user over fiber lines. We also propose an IPTV channel selection mechanism in an ONT by selecting a broadcast stream. We developed and evaluated a prototype that can achieve a 15-msec IPTV channel selection speed.