Evaluating Web Traffic Performance over DVB-RCS2

Raffaello Secchi, Arjuna Sathiaseelan, Gorry Fairhurst

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingPublished conference contribution

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The web has undergone a radical change over time. Changes not only in the volume of data transferred, but also the way content is delivered to the user. Current web server architectures are often highly distributed and adapted for user interaction, with transactions characterised by multiple connections to multiple servers. This paper discusses the implication of this new web on next generation two-way satellite systems. It seeks to answer the question of whether classical resource provisioning remains suitable for this traffic. It first presents a more representative simulation model that captures the key features of modern web traffic. It then uses simulation to evaluate the performance over the second generation of DVB-RCS, assessing the impact on performance for a range of bandwidth on demand methods. This paper may be used to formulate recommendations for how to support web traffic in DVB-RCS2.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPersonal Satellite Services
Subtitle of host publication4th International ICST Conference, PSATS 2012, Bradford, UK, March 22-23, 2012. Revised Selected Papers
PublisherSpringer Berlin / Heidelberg
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-36787-8
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-36786-1
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventPSATs - Bradford, United Kingdom
Duration: 22 Mar 201223 Mar 2012

Publication series

NameLecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
ISSN (Print)1867-8211


Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • web
  • TCP/IP


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