Internet on Terrestrial Digital TV Networks: A Proposal for Space Allocation for Internet Data

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Mourice Otieno Ojijo
Joseph Abok Obadha


Most countries over the world have been upgrading their Television broadcasting networks from analog to digital; this is because of the many advantages offered by the digital networks. Some of which include vast amount of information delivered by the digital TV system. It is in this concept that this paper proposes another achievable advantage that the digital terrestrial TV would offer to the consumers. Digital Terrestrial TV networks that also carry Internet data is the intention that is described in this paper. Given the vast networks that have already been implemented by service providers, users would find it very convenient just to plug the computers to the set-top boxes and access Internet. Consumers may find it very convenient to pay for the TV content and Internet usage separately. With several technologies like ATSC, DMB, DVB-T2 and ISDB-T already in existence, it is from this background that a concept to improve bandwidth, compression, source coding and line coding is suggested for maximum network exploitation.

Key Words: Digital Terrestrial TV (DTT), Advance Television System Committee (ATSC), Digital Multimedia Broadcasting (DMB), Digital Video Broadcasting- Terrestrial 2 (DVB-T2), Integrated Services Digital Broadcasting (ISDB), Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM), Digital Subscriber Line (DSL), Inverse Fourier Fast Fourier Transform (IFFT), Single Carrier (SC) and Multi Carrier (MC)


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