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Multicast IPTV of the Dáil, Seanad and four parliamentary committee rooms is available on the Government Networks. Network Requirements: A high speed connection to the Government Network is required. Each channel consumes around 1.2Mb of bandwidth per channel (video & audio) and there are currently 6 channels available with a seventh due to come on stream shortly. Since multicast broadcasting is being used there should only ever be one stream requested from each connected site and multiple users at a site will not increase the bandwidth requirements. The GN connection must be capable of delivering multicast traffic, please note that Eircom's BIP service does not currently support this but a workaround is being developed. The multimedia VPN must be presented on a port on the GN switch or from the firewall the GN connection is made available...

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