Interactive Multimedia Communication Systems for Next-Generation Education Using Asymmetrical Satellite and Terrestrial Networks

Shoji Yoshida, Hidetoshi Kimura, Yuji Inoue, Tasturo Masamura, Noriyoshi Yamauchi

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We propose a new concept of a hierarchical network structure for remote education. This system combines broadband satellite networks and simple terrestrial communication networks effectively to meet the demands of point-to-multipoint communications. Remote education experiments have been conducted using the proposed satellite communication networks. The results of network characteristics and degree of satisfaction are discussed. Acceptable communication quality was achieved ensuring interactive lecture environment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)102-106
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Communications Magazine
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Mar
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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