PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF MULTIMEDIA CONTENT OVER MPLS E-LEARNING NETWORK

Abstract

The growth in the use of multimedia in the educational sector is accelerating rapidly. Multimediacontents are very sensitive in terms of link capacity and other parameters affecting its quality. Due to the lackof existing of a network dedicated for testing and evaluating the e-learning network, there is a need to proposeand build a testing environment. In this paper, we present a practical implementation of a testing environmentthat 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 videostreaming using a professional video camera connected to a virtual network of routers to deliver the multimediacontent wirelessly to the intended classroom. The network is successfully implemented and evaluated with acceptablequality according to cisco reference for Quality of Service (QoS) Network Design Guide.