Performance Evaluation of Multimedia Content over MPLS e-Learning Network
Keywords:Multimedia, e-learning, MPLS virtualization, Streaming
The growth in the use of multimedia in the educational sector is accelerating rapidly. Multimedia contents are very sensitive in terms of link capacity and other parameters affecting its quality. Due to the lack of existing of a network dedicated for testing and evaluating the e-learning network, there is a need to propose and build a testing environment. In this paper, we present a practical implementation of a testing environment that provide multimedia transmission to aid e-learning over a virtualized Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) network. The designed network combines hardware and software resources where the source is a real-time video streaming using a professional video camera connected to a virtual network of routers to deliver the multimedia content wirelessly to the intended classroom. The network is successfully implemented and evaluated with acceptable quality according to cisco reference for Quality of Service (QoS) Network Design Guide.