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Presentation delivered by Mr. Nasir Faruk,, University of Ilorin, Nigeria at the Youth Engagement Summit, Mauritius December 2013

Presentation delivered by Mr. Nasir Faruk,, University of Ilorin, Nigeria at the Youth Engagement Summit, Mauritius December 2013

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  • 1. INTRA-WEBCAST EXPERIMENT AND EXPERIENCE Nasir Faruk Segun Ajayi Department of Telecommunication Science Department of Physics, Faculty of Communication and Faculty of Physical Sciences Information Sciences University of Ilorin, Nigeria University of Ilorin, Nigeria Emails: Email:, Mobile: +(234) 8032428141 Mobile: +(234)8060645658 Presented at Youth Engagement Summit , Mauritius 5 th December, 2013
  • 2. Outline Introduction  Motivation  Project Target  System Architecture  Testing/Results  Challenges and Further work  Way forward for a better AFRICA 
  • 3. Introduction      Live streaming: Listening or viewing multimedia apps in real time The traditional streaming media: Usually via the internet. Intranet webcast requires no global network or broadband like the internet. This experiment describes a technology for live streaming of various TV programs on a local area network It is accessible from mobile phones, Internet TVs, tablets and PCs.
  • 4. Motivations  Youth engagement/Hands on  The need for internet connection for traditional live streaming  Recurrent cost for bandwidth particularly in African region  Broadband penetration: USA 75%  Digital dividend: Global and National  Bandwidth Management (Saving): FTP, HTTP do not require much bandwidth as multimedia applications
  • 5. Fixed broadband Internet subscriptions in 2012 as a percentage of a country's population Source: International Telecommunications Union.
  • 6. Mobile broadband Internet subscriptions in 2012 as a percentage of a country's population Source: International Telecommunications Union
  • 7. Project Target  Innovation on access provision in developing communities  Entrepreneurship and  Youth Empowerment
  • 9. FIG 2. Satellite antenna with the LNBF at its focal point
  • 10. Fig 3. Rear view of the Demodulator.
  • 11. Fig 4. An open-board Router showing the LAN and WAN connection.
  • 12. Fig 5. 2.4 GHz Access point
  • 13. Fig 6. WiFi repeater station with an attached 17dBi grid antenna.
  • 14. Roaming Supports      Repeaters maintains a single SSID throughout the wireless cloud Repeaters are on bridge mode End user’s device will not need to re-initiate connection with the next repeater The mobile device assumes the same access point all over the coverage area. Hence, the IP address is not changed and the streaming session is not interrupted.
  • 15. Testing    Users connect to the network and been assign an IP by the router To connect to this stream, a user must lunch a browser from his device and log on to the URL ( Click liveTV on the web page
  • 16. Fig 7. End user device streaming MBC 4 a Satellite TV channel.
  • 17. Fig 8. End user device streaming Aljazeera
  • 18. Further work and challenges  Further work      Multiple streams broadcast where users can choose what to watch Performance evaluation Embedding the solution on WMN infrastructure, project funded by AFRINIC Commercializing? Challenges     Finance/funding Power failure, currently running on National grid: need for alternative clean energy Coverage Need for Robust servers with multiple PCI slots
  • 19. Way forward for a better Africa  Collaboration amongst Universities in Africa      Knowledge transfer Student exchange programme Staff exchange Postdoctoral opportunities Scholarships for post graduate studies Industrial-Academic links  Research Africa:  Funding    Government NGOs
  • 20. Acknowledgements  AFRINIC/FIRE for travel grants  Attend YES Summit in Mauritius University of Ilorin and FCIS  Government of Mauritius and  Extensia ltd 
  • 21. BIOGRAPHY   Nasir Faruk Is a lecturer in the department of Telecommunication Science, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria. He received his (Hons) in Physics with first class honours from KUST Wudil, Kano State, Nigeria and in Mobile and High Speed Telecommunication Networks with distinction from Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK. He is rounding his PhD research in Electrical and Electronics Engineering at University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria. Where he researched on development of Model for maximizing spatial TV white space. He has over 19 published journal and conference papers. His current research interest includes design, analysis and optimization of Wireless communication networks, Wireless mesh and sensor networks, spectrum management, channel modeling, disaster and public safety networks and multiservice networks Segun Ajayi is about completing bachelor degree in Physics, at the University of Ilorin, Nigeria. He has three years experience in Satellite Communication and four years experience in Computer Networking. He obtained his ordinary Diploma Certificate (OND) in Electrical Electronics Engineering in the year 2007.