IP and Broadcasting Systems Convergence

Date Added: Dec 2010
Format: PDF

The vision of the Internet of the Future for service ubiquity dictates that end users should be able to access services - mostly media-oriented ones - at any time from a variety of networks, including mobile, broadband, and broadcast. In order to achieve network interworking and service ubiquity, IP arises as a key element for the realisation of a unified/fusion environment which enables the convergence/ synergy between traditional and emerging technologies. In this context, IP can be also seen as the "Gluing factor" in the rapidly progressing convergence between the technologically different sectors of Networking and Broadcasting.