Broadband Satellite Multimedia

Introduction

Satellites systems can be used to provide high quality interactive (two-way) multimedia communications, a service known as Broadband Satellite Multimedia (BSM). BSM systems will be able to provide broadband access to the internet, addressing a mass market and covering large regions. BSM systems are a major growth area in the industry and a priority within ETSI.

Broadband satellite access networks will complement wired and wireless access systems, delivering telecommunications services into and within both homes and business. The specifications produced will help ensure that the protocols developed for terrestrial Internet Protocol (IP) networks can be used over different families of satellite systems.

Most BSM systems are expected to utilize Ku (12-18 GHz) and Ka (27-40 GHz) -bands, and to be operated with fixed terminals (Fixed Satellite Service, FSS), but these are not specific requirements.

Our Role & Activities

ETSI technical committee SES (Satellite Earth Stations and Systems) develops standards for broadband satellite multimedia (BSM) communications that are designed for use in IP-based satellite access networks. The standards are designed around a modular BSM architecture, which combines families of satellite-dependent transmission technologies with a set of common, satellite-independent IP interworking functions such as quality of service, addressing, multicasting and security. The resulting set of standards promote efficient methods of interworking IP traffic over any satellite network, while optimising the IP interoperability and compatibility between the satellite and the terrestrial networks.

BSM systems are described in ETSI Technical Specification TS 102 292 and Technical Report TR 101 984.

Standards

The following is a list of the 20 latest published ETSI standards on broadband satellite multimedia.

A full list of related standards in the public domain is accessible via the ETSI standards search. Via this interface you can also subscribe for alerts on updates of ETSI standards.

For work in progress see the ETSI Work Programme on the Portal.

Standard No. Standard title.
TR 102 353 Satellite Earth Stations and Systems (SES); Broadband Satellite Multimedia (BSM); Guidelines for the Satellite Independent Service Access Point (SI-SAP)
TS 102 460 Satellite Earth Stations and Systems (SES); Broadband Satellite Multimedia (BSM); Address Management at the SI-SAP
TS 102 464 Satellite Earth Stations and Systems (SES); Broadband Satellite Multimedia (BSM); Interworking with DiffServ QoS
TS 102 463 Satellite Earth Stations and Systems (SES); Broadband Satellite Multimedia (BSM); Interworking with IntServ QoS
TS 102 292 Satellite Earth Stations and Systems (SES); Broadband Satellite Multimedia (BSM) services and architectures; Functional architecture for IP interworking with BSM networks
TS 102 461 Satellite Earth Stations and Systems (SES); Broadband Satellite Multimedia (BSM); Multicast Source Management
TS 102 462 Satellite Earth Stations and Systems (SES); Broadband Satellite Multimedia (BSM); QoS Functional Architecture
TS 102 357 Satellite Earth Stations and Systems (SES); Broadband Satellite Multimedia (BSM); Common Air interface specification; Satellite Independent Service Access Point (SI-SAP) interface: Primitives
TS 103 275 Satellite Earth Stations and Systems (SES); Broadband Satellite Multimedia (BSM); Common air interface specification; Satellite Independent Service Access Point (SI-SAP) interface: Services
TS 102 856-1 Satellite Earth Stations and Systems (SES); Broadband Satellite Multimedia (BSM); Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) interworking over satellite Part 1: MPLS-based Functional Architecture
TS 102 856-2 Satellite Earth Stations and Systems (SES); Broadband Satellite Multimedia (BSM); Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) interworking over satellite; Part 2: Negotiation and management of MPLS labels and MPLS signalling with attached networks
TS 102 855 Satellite Earth Stations and Systems (SES); Broadband Satellite Multimedia (BSM); Interworking and Integration of BSM in Next Generation Networks (NGNs)
TR 102 676 Satellite Earth Stations and Systems (SES); Broadband Satellite Multimedia (BSM); Performance Enhancing Proxies (PEPs)
TS 102 672 Satellite Earth Stations and Systems (SES); Broadband Satellite Multimedia (BSM); Management Functional Architecture
TS 102 673 Satellite Earth Stations and Systems (SES); Broadband Satellite Multimedia (BSM); Performance Parameters
TS 102 674 Satellite Earth Stations and Systems (SES); Broadband Satellite Multimedia (BSM); PIM-SM Adaptation
TS 102 675-1 Satellite Earth Stations and Systems (SES); Broadband Satellite Multimedia (BSM); Part 1: Performance Management at the SI-SAP
TS 102 675-2 Satellite Earth Stations and Systems (SES); Broadband Satellite Multimedia (BSM); Part 2: Performance Management Information Base
TS 102 602 Satellite Earth Stations and Systems (SES); Broadband Satellite Multimedia; Connection Control Protocol (C2P) for DVB-RCS; Specifications
TR 102 603 Satellite Earth Stations and Systems (SES); Broadband Satellite Multimedia (BSM); Connection Control Protocol (C2P) for DVB-RCS; Background Information