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Multimedia transmission on Amazon region using wireless broadband networks

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This work presents results for multimedia transmission using wireless broadband networks installed in some remote cities in Amazon region. In 15 cities at State of Para, Brazil, the local government is installing wireless networks to provide wideband internet access to public agents, such as schools, hospitals, police stations and office buildings in a great project named NavegaPara. Each city has a base station working on 5.7 GHz and serving around 30 subscribers, which use an individual broadband transceiver (IBT) to access the network. The aggregate throughput (downstream + upstream) for each client is 7 Mbps, 14 Mbps or 30 Mbps depending on the installed equipment and the distance between the base station and the client unit. It is presented a typical scenario for multimedia transmission using the available infrastructure. In this case, an IBT is connected directly to a computer, which is connected to a video camera transmitting video traffic. The available infrastructure is useful for broadcasting the public television signal (Funtelpa) in uncovered areas of State of Para. Metrics such as throughput and latency are collected and analyzed. Obtained results show that multimedia transmission using NavegaPara infrastructure has satisfactory results.

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2009 IEEE International Symposium on Broadband Multimedia Systems and Broadcasting

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13-15 May 2009