Multimedia content delivery using infostations

J.M. Bush, J. Irvine

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Broadcast operators have a number of advantages when it comes to the delivery of high data rate, rich content services - existing delivery networks with very high coverage, large blocks of spectrum, and arrangements with both content providers and customers. However, what broadcasters lack is a means of getting their content to mobile users through terminals which can truly take advantage of this rich content, in terms of display and user interface. Proposals for a handheld version of DVB - DVB-H - have been made, but this requires new terminals and an upgraded network. The proposal examined in this paper is an Infostation system that is based upon a combination of DVB and Wi-Fi to allow the delivery of rich multi-media content to mobile terminals in local areas. Content is first transmitted over the DVB carousel to the Infostation and cached there. WiFi users can then access it when required.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2005
EventIEEE Vehicular Technology Conference 2005 - Dallas, Texas, United Kingdom
Duration: 25 Sept 200528 Sept 2005


ConferenceIEEE Vehicular Technology Conference 2005
Abbreviated titleIEEE VTC2005 - Fall
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityDallas, Texas


  • DVB
  • infostation
  • content delivery networks


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