In the project technical issues have been identified relating to the deployment of VPN solutions in a network based on a broadband satellite system. Appropriate solutions for these issues have been assessed and validated via functional tests as well as performance measurements and the results have been illustrated.
The key results of the project as well as conclusions and recommendations have been disseminated among standardization bodies and conferences relevant for the satellite industry.
The project had several key objectives. One of them has been the identification of the technical issues and drawbacks linked to the deployment of a VPN with an interactive broadband satellite system. The analysis of these issues and drawbacks had been performed based on various application scenarios and cases in order to provide an exhaustive review.
Another objective has been the identification, specification and validation of technical solutions that the satellite system industry, e.g. satellite terminal manufacturer, PEP manufacturer, satellite system integrator or satellite network operator, could implement to solve these technical issues and allow the seamless and optimized support of VPN by interactive broadband satellite systems. The validation also included the usage of suitable testbeds and simulators.
Finally a key objective of the project has been the dissemination of the project results and recommendations to the satellite community, by preparing a whitepaper, and disseminating within relevant conferences, forums and standardisation groups.