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Triple play service under the impact of nonstationary noise in a DSL system: an Amazon approach
Author(s): Lamartine V. de Souza; Diego Cardoso; Marcelino Silva; Marcos Seruffo; Carlos R. L. Francês; João C. W. A. Costa; Agostinho L. S. Castro; Gervásio Cavalcante; Jaume Rius i Riu
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Paper Abstract

The Brazilian Amazon has sui generis characteristics that affect strongly the communication technologies, such as high humidity and temperature. These characteristics cause impact in the existent infrastructure, especially in twisted-pair copper lines. At the moment, new services are based on multimedia applications, as voice over internet protocol (VoIP), video on demand (VoD), and internet protocol television (IPTV). Such services use digital broadband networks such as ADSL2+ (Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line) to transmit the data. Broadband services require data rates which can only be achieved by using relatively high spectrum frequencies. At high frequencies the DSL signal is more susceptible to external noise sources, such as radio frequency interference and impulsive noise. For this purpose, an experimental setup has been built at UFPA that consists of noise generator, traffic generator, real cables, modems and DSLAM (digital subscriber line access multiplexer). This paper aims at characterizing how the noise impacts on triple play services for a broadband system using a DSL loop on Amazon environment. The objective of the noise impact experimentation is to observe the behavior of a DSL system under more realistic but controlled line conditions. Metrics as lost packet, jitter, latency, and throughput are used to characterize the triple play service in a DSL loop under the noise impact. Through the real experiments and controlled loop conditions, this paper allow identify, from application level point of view, how robust DSL system is in respect to noise occurrence. Additionally, it is described a methodology for noise impact measurements using a DSL system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 September 2007
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6776, Broadband Access Communication Technologies II, 67760K (10 September 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.734756
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Lamartine V. de Souza, Federal Univ. of Pará (Brazil)
Diego Cardoso, Federal Univ. of Pará (Brazil)
Marcelino Silva, Federal Univ. of Pará (Brazil)
Marcos Seruffo, Federal Univ. of Pará (Brazil)
Carlos R. L. Francês, Federal Univ. of Pará (Brazil)
João C. W. A. Costa, Federal Univ. of Pará (Brazil)
Agostinho L. S. Castro, Federal Univ. of Pará (Brazil)
Gervásio Cavalcante, Federal Univ. of Pará (Brazil)
Jaume Rius i Riu, Ericsson AB (Sweden)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6776:
Broadband Access Communication Technologies II
Raj Jain; Benjamin B. Dingel; Shozo Komaki; Shlomo Ovadia, Editor(s)

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