Planning and design of contents-delivery systems using satellite and terrestrial networks

Kenichi Mase*, Takuya Asaka, Yoshiaki Tanaka, Hideyoshi Tominaga

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An architecturc is presented for efficient and reliable delivery of multimedia contents from a primary center (PC) to secondary centers (SCs). Requested contents arc delivered from the PC to the SCs through a satellite broadcast channel, or from one SC to another SC through a terrestrial channel. Cycling methods are presented that enable sharing of the contents directory of each SC. Several fundamental models and algorithms are introduced for possible consideration during the planning and design of a contents-delivery system. Simulation has shown that using both satellite broadcast and terrestrial channels for contents delivery is superior in terms of cost to the conventional use of only a satellite network.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2041-2047
Number of pages7
JournalIEICE Transactions on Communications
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1998


  • Broadcast
  • Cache
  • Contents
  • Cost
  • Internet
  • Satellite

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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