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The DVB-H Handbook: The Functioning and Planning of Mobile TV

ISBN: 978-0-470-74829-9
270 pages
January 2010
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A guide to implementing the DVB-H system for the carriage of MobileTV services, The DVB-H Handbook provides an overview of all aspects of the specification. Placing particular emphasis on the technical elements, it includes important information on the signalling and service discovery. The background, functioning, planning and optimisation of DVB-H are systematically explained for use in network planning and optimization. Subjects such as coding, different modes for channel delivery and protection in core and radio system are detailed. Giving examples on the practical interpretation of the DVB-H specifications, this book also describes the process behind the realization of the end-to-end system.

• Outlines the functioning, planning and optimization of the complete DVB-H system

• Spans topics from physical network planning and link layer specifications, to application ingredients such as EPGs and audiovisual streaming technologies

• Uses illustrations and selected case examples reflecting real-life practice to give greater understanding

• Functions as an overview of the topic, as well as a tutorial for implementing the system

• A must-read for beginners as well as established experts within the field of Mobile broadcasting

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Table of Contents

About the Authors.

Preface.

Acknowledgements.

Abbreviations.

List of Contributors.

List of Figures.

1. General.

1.1 Setting up the Scene.

1.2 Benefits of DVB-H.

1.3 Standardization.

1.4 Contents of the Book.

2. DVB-H Overview.

2.1 Time Slicing.

2.2 MPE-FEC.

2.3 DVB-H Specific Signaling.

2.4 The Broadcast and Cellular Systems in DVB-H.

2.5 Market Needs.

2.6 Applications.

3. Mobile TV Business Eco-System.

3.1 The Network of Dependencies in Mobile TV Business.

3.2 Mobile TV Business Role.

3.3 Vertical Business Model, Mobile Operator-Driven Model.

3.4 Virtual Network Operator Model, Mobile Operator Operator-Driven Model.

3.5 Wholesaler-Reseller Model, Broadcast Network Operator-Driven Model..

3.6 NewCo or Consortium – Broadcaster-Driven Model.

3.7 Revenue Models.

3.8 Broadcast Network as Starting Point.

4. Technical Architecture.

4.1 Main Elements.

4.2 Core Network.

4.3 Mobile Broadcast Solution (MBS).

4.4 Radio Network.

4.5 Interfaces and Protocols.

5. DVB-H Equipment.

5.1 Terminals.

5.2 Core Elements.

5.3 Radio Elements.

5.4 Antenna Systems.

5.5 Measurement Equipment.

5.6 Other Equipment.

6. Functionality of the System.

6.1 The Protocol Stack of the End-to-End OMA-BCAST over DVB-H System.

6.2 Upper Layer Protocols.

6.3 MPE in DVB-H.

6.4 MPE-FEC Frame.

6.5 Principle of Time-Sliced Transmission.

6.6 Program-Specific Information (PSI)/Service Information (SI).

6.7 Transport Stream.

6.8 Transmission Parameter Signaling (TPS).

6.9 The Head-End Functionality.

6.10 The Receiver and Terminal Functionality.

6.11 The DVB-H Network Types.

7. Signalling.

7.1 Service Discovery Signalling.

7.2 End-to-End Service Discovery.

7.3 Interaction Channel.

7.4 Service and Content Protection.

8. DVB-H Head-End.

8.1 Overview.

8.2 A/V Content Encoding.

8.3 A/V Content Scrambling.

8.4 Electronic Service Guide (ESG) Generation.

8.5 IP Encapsulation.

8.6 Service Management.

8.7 Subscriber and Subscription Management.

8.8 SFN Synchronization.

9. DVB-H Radio Network.

9.1 OFDM.

9.2 DVB-H Radio Frequency.

9.3 Modulation.

9.4 FFT Mode.

9.5 Guard Interval.

9.6 Error Correction.

10. Radio Network Dimensioning.

10.1 Radio Network Planning Process.

10.2 Capacity.

10.3 Link Budget.

10.4 Coverage Area Calculations.

10.5 Trade-offs Between the Parameters.

10.6 Radio Network Measurements and Analysis.

10.7 EMC and Bio-effect Calculations.

11. Optimization of the Network.

11.1 Technical Parameters.

11.2 SFN Size.

11.3 Effect of Transmitter Power on Network Costs.

12. Future.

13. Appendix 1. DVB Standards List.

13. 1 Transmission.

13.2 Multiplexing.

13.3 Source Coding.

13.4 Subtitling.

13.5 Interactivity.

13.6 Middleware.

13.7 Content Protection and Copy Management.

13.8 Interfacing.

13.9 Internet Protocol.

13.10 Conditional Access.

13.11 Measurements.

References.

Internet Links.

Index.

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Author Information

Jyrki T.J. Penttinen, Senior Solutions Architect, Nokia Siemens Networks, Spain currently plans technological solutions for the mobile network evolution, including the 2G and 3G radio networks. Previously he has worked in Technical Management for Nokia Mexico and USA. He also has extensive experience from the mobile networks operator side having worked in R&D Management in Spain and in other technical tasks in Finland. Among his other projects, he has participated in DVB-H standardization and trialling, and he is currently working on his PhD thesis which is related to the DVB-H planning and optimization. Jyrki has written telecommunications related books and he has given actively international telecoms presentations.

Petri Jolma, Senior Specialist, Nokia Siemens Networks, Finland received the degree of M.S. of electrical engineering from the Technical University of Helsinki 1986, and has been employed by Nokia Networks / Nokia Siemens Networks since then. He has worked at several positions in microwave design, cellular network RF design and research, including DVB-H technology.

Erkki Aaltonen, Business Development Manager, Nokia Corporation, Finland has extensive business development and sales experience in telecommunication business, establishing strategic partnerships with key mobile players globally. He is recognized as a leader in mobile TV-related business modeling and specialises in DVB-H. Erkki is also a partner and Board Director at Piccola Onda.

Jani Väre, Project Manager, Nokia Corporation, Finland has a MSc. Degree in Information technology and he is currently finalizing his PhD thesis. He has worked in Nokia since 2001, participating closely in the activities related to MobileTV and DVB-H. Throughout his Nokia career he has contributed to the generation of new technologies within the field of Telecommunications and especially related to the MobileTV. The development of IPDC over DVB-H and DVB-T2 standards have been his latest major projects. Currently he is working closely in the development of the Next Generation Handheld (NGH) standard, which is the latest evolution of MobileTV within the DVB. He holds over 40 patents and patent applications. He is also named in the Marquis Who’s Who in Science and Engineering and in the Marquis Who’s Who in the World.

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