Wireless and Satellite Systems. 7th International Conference, WiSATS 2015 Bradford, UK, July 6–7, 2015, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

Intelligent Gateways Enabling Broadband Access via Integrated Terrestrial and Satellite Systems

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-25479-1_7,
        author={Luc Ottavj and Emmanuel Duros and Jacques Webert and Fabrice Gamberini and Christian Niephaus and Javier Perez-Trufero and Simon Watts},
        title={Intelligent Gateways Enabling Broadband Access via Integrated Terrestrial and Satellite Systems},
        proceedings={Wireless and Satellite Systems. 7th International Conference, WiSATS 2015 Bradford, UK, July 6--7, 2015, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={WISATS},
        year={2015},
        month={10},
        keywords={Satellite broadband Integrated terrestrial and satellite systems MPTCP Intelligent routing Digital divide},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-25479-1_7}
    }
    
  • Luc Ottavj
    Emmanuel Duros
    Jacques Webert
    Fabrice Gamberini
    Christian Niephaus
    Javier Perez-Trufero
    Simon Watts
    Year: 2015
    Intelligent Gateways Enabling Broadband Access via Integrated Terrestrial and Satellite Systems
    WISATS
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-25479-1_7
Luc Ottavj1,*, Emmanuel Duros1,*, Jacques Webert1,*, Fabrice Gamberini1,*, Christian Niephaus2,*, Javier Perez-Trufero3,*, Simon Watts3,*
  • 1: OneAccess Networks
  • 2: Schloss Birlinghoven, Fraunhofer-Fokus
  • 3: Avanti Communications Ltd
*Contact email: luc.ottavj@oneaccess-net.com, emmanuel.duros@oneaccess-net.com, jacques.webert@oneaccess-net.com, fabrice.gamberini@oneaccess-net.com, Christian.niephaus@zv.fraunhofer.de, javier.pereztrufero@avantiplc.com, simon.watts@avantiplc.com

Abstract

Satellite broadband systems will play a key role in reducing the Digital Divide by complementing terrestrial networks in the delivery of next generation broadband to users in remote and rural locations. We describe an integrated broadband delivery system to fixed users that makes simultaneous use of heterogeneous access networks in order to optimize the end-user QoE. The design of the overall network architecture and the key building blocks of the routing entities at both ends of the integrated system are presented. The paper argues that MPTCP is an appropriate mechanism to offer hybrid communications over heterogeneous links and details a specific implementation of the intelligent routing gateways. Results from in-factory validation tests of the prototyped platforms are presented and discussed.