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Fixed Mobile Convergence and Beyond

Fixed Mobile Convergence and Beyond Book
Author : Richard Watson
Publisher : Newnes
Release : 2008-10-09
ISBN : 9780080943237
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Mobile communications users are demanding increased reliability, functionality, and accessibility; they want "always on" access to voice, e-mail, text, and multimedia services as they roam from home to auto to office to outdoor/indoor locations. In addition, there is an increasing deamnd to replace separate landline/mobile telephones with a single handset that can be used wherever its owner might be. Answering those customer needs, fixed/mobile convergence (FMC) marries the mobility provided by cellular networks with the extended connectivity provided by 802.11-based WiFi services and integrates them with landline networks using a single handset. This book provides the theoretical and practical background necessary to successfully plan, develop, and deploy effective FMC networks. This book discusses the various 802.11 and VoIP protocols used in FMC networks, open and proprietary communications protocols, integration of FMC networks to wired telephone networks, mobilizing applications such as text messaging and video, security issues, mobile handset requirements for FMC networks, and the administration/management of FMC networks. Special attention is given to selecting appropriate components for FMC, and numerous case histories and examples from the author's experience are provided. This book is an essential tutorial and reference for any RF/wireless, communications, and networking professional who will work with the next generation of wireless networks. Describes how to develop, deploy, and manage networks that seamlessly combine landline, cellular, and WiFi networks into one converged communications network Thorough coverage of various 802.11 and voice over internet protocol (VoIP) standards and how they impact integration with cellular networks Discusses security considerations and how to successfully manage converged networks Includes numerous case histories and examples from the author's experience---this is not a purely theoretical treatment of the subject!

Beyond the Quadruple Play

Beyond the Quadruple Play Book
Author : International Engineering Consortium
Publisher : Intl. Engineering Consortiu
Release : 2007
ISBN : 9781931695619
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Covering all topics related to strategies and experiences on quad-play service design and delivery, the guide points out that packaging together multiple services onto a single customer-friendly bundle have actually led to positive results, such as customer loyalty to service packages and a highly reduced churn rate. In addition, networks can actually deliver more efficient converging services, thus yielding a double win for providers as customer retention is increased and operating costs are better managed.

Streaming Media with Peer to Peer Networks Wireless Perspectives

Streaming Media with Peer to Peer Networks  Wireless Perspectives Book
Author : Fleury, Martin
Publisher : IGI Global
Release : 2012-05-31
ISBN : 1466616148
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The number of users who rely on the Internet to deliver multimedia content has grown significantly in recent years. As this consumer demand grows, so, too, does our dependency on a wireless and streaming infrastructure which delivers videos, podcasts, and other multimedia. Streaming Media with Peer-to-Peer Networks: Wireless Perspectives offers insights into current and future communication technologies for a converged Internet that promises soon to be dominated by multimedia applications, at least in terms of bandwidth consumption. The book will be of interest to industry managers, and will also serve as a valuable resource to students and researchers looking to grasp the dynamic issues surrounding video streaming and wireless network development.

5G New Radio Beyond Mobile Broadband

5G New Radio  Beyond Mobile Broadband Book
Author : Amitav Mukherjee
Publisher : Artech House
Release : 2019-10-31
ISBN : 1630816426
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Fifth-generation cellular radio access networks are currently being standardized as 5G New Radio (NR). The primary objectives of 5G NR are to provide enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB) and ultra-reliable low latency communication (URLLC) capabilities. This innovative resource analyzes these applications in detail to help readers understand how the flexible design of NR makes it suitable for a wide range of use cases and applications. The rationale behind the design decisions made during the NR standardization process are explored. Readers will be able to understand the performance limits of NR when applied to non-eMBB scenarios and how NR compares to 4G and IEEE 802.x connectivity solutions for such scenarios. The main features of 5G phase 2 are explored, as well as the use cases that can be addressed by 5G phase 2. The mathematical models are included to help explain the future evolution of NR in Release 16 and beyond. This is the only book that describes both the standards features of NR and the mathematical models/open research issues for 5G, appealing to both industry practitioners and academic researchers.

Fixed Mobile Convergence Handbook

Fixed Mobile Convergence Handbook Book
Author : Syed A. Ahson,Mohammad Ilyas
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2018-09-03
ISBN : 1351834398
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Requirements for next generation networks (NGNs) are fueling an architectural evolution. Service providers are obliged to give users access to content anytime, anyhow, anywhere, on any device. This requires a converged infrastructure in which users across multiple domains can be served through a single unified domain and all network services and business units can be consolidated on a single IP infrastructure. The Fixed Mobile Convergence Handbook is a comprehensive guide to the design, implementation, and management of converged cellular/WiFi wireless networks. This book discusses how FMC is transforming technologies as multimedia ceases to be passively consumed and unidirectional—and becomes increasingly mobile, personalized and interactive. This book also describes ways to ensure that networks remain cost-effective, scalable, reliable, and secure in the face of constant technological evolution. This material encapsulates the state of FMC, covering everything from basic concepts to research-grade material and future directions. Addressing a broad range of topics, the handbook consists of 16 chapters authored by 44 experts from around the world. Subjects include: Femtocell network technology and applications Deployment modes and interference avoidance Architecture for power efficiency Conversational quality and network planning Design of SIP-based mobility management protocols Highly respected in their field, the authors anticipate the key issues and problems that FMC presents—from application inception and deployment to system interconnection and Quality of Service (QoS). Ideal for professional mobile technology designers and/or planners, researchers (faculty members and graduate students), this book provides specific salient features and information that will guide innovation in the 21st century and beyond. Syed Ahson is a senior software design engineer with Microsoft. Previously, he was a senior staff software engineer with Motorola, where he was a leading contributor in the creation of several iDEN, CDMA, and GSM cellular phones. Dr. Mohammad Ilyas is associate dean for research and industry relations at the College of Engineering and Computer Science at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton. A consultant to several national and international organizations, Dr. Ilyas is a member of both the IEEE and ASEE.

Encyclopedia of Mobile Computing and Commerce

Encyclopedia of Mobile Computing and Commerce Book
Author : Taniar, David
Publisher : IGI Global
Release : 2007-04-30
ISBN : 1599040034
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The "Encyclopedia of Mobile Computing and Commerce" presents current trends in mobile computing and their commercial applications. Hundreds of internationally renowned scholars and practitioners have written comprehensive articles exploring such topics as location and context awareness, mobile networks, mobile services, the socio impact of mobile technology, and mobile software engineering.

Telecommunication Networks

Telecommunication Networks Book
Author : Eugenio Iannone
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2017-12-19
ISBN : 1439846375
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Many argue that telecommunications network infrastructure is the most impressive and important technology ever developed. Analyzing the telecom market’s constantly evolving trends, research directions, infrastructure, and vital needs, Telecommunication Networks responds with revolutionized engineering strategies to optimize network construction. Omnipresent in society, telecom networks integrate a wide range of technologies. These include quantum field theory for the study of optical amplifiers, software architectures for network control, abstract algebra required to design error correction codes, and network, thermal, and mechanical modeling for equipment platform design. Illustrating how and why network developers make technical decisions, this book takes a practical engineering approach to systematically assess the network as a whole—from transmission to switching. Emphasizing a uniform bibliography and description of standards, it explores existing technical developments and the potential for projected alternative architectural paths, based on current market indicators. The author characterizes new device and equipment advances not just as quality improvements, but as specific responses to particular technical market necessities. Analyzing design problems to identify potential links and commonalities between different parts of the system, the book addresses interdependence of these elements and their individual influence on network evolution. It also considers power consumption and real estate, which sometimes outweigh engineering performance data in determining a product’s success. To clarify the potential and limitations of each presented technology and system analysis, the book includes quantitative data inspired by real products and prototypes. Whenever possible, it applies mathematical modeling to present measured data, enabling the reader to apply demonstrated concepts in real-world situations. Covering everything from high-level architectural elements to more basic component physics, its focus is to solve a problem from different perspectives, and bridge descriptions of well-consolidated solutions with newer research trends.

Multimedia Analysis Processing and Communications

Multimedia Analysis  Processing and Communications Book
Author : Lin Weisi,Dacheng Tao,Janusz Kacprzyk,Zhu Li,Ebroul Izquierdo,Haohong Wang
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2011-04-11
ISBN : 3642195512
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book has brought 24 groups of experts and active researchers around the world together in image processing and analysis, video processing and analysis, and communications related processing, to present their newest research results, exchange latest experiences and insights, and explore future directions in these important and rapidly evolving areas. It aims at increasing the synergy between academic and industry professionals working in the related field. It focuses on the state-of-the-art research in various essential areas related to emerging technologies, standards and applications on analysis, processing, computing, and communication of multimedia information. The target audience of this book is researchers and engineers as well as graduate students working in various disciplines linked to multimedia analysis, processing and communications, e.g., computer vision, pattern recognition, information technology, image processing, and artificial intelligence. The book is also meant to a broader audience including practicing professionals working in image/video applications such as image processing, video surveillance, multimedia indexing and retrieval, and so on. We hope that the researchers, engineers, students and other professionals who read this book would find it informative, useful and inspirational toward their own work in one way or another.

Beyond Broadband Access

Beyond Broadband Access Book
Author : Richard D. Taylor,Amit M. Schejter
Publisher : Fordham Univ Press
Release : 2013-06-03
ISBN : 0823251837
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This volume not only examines traditional questions about broadband, such as availability and access, but also explores and evaluates new metrics that are more applicable to the evolving technologies of information access. Importantly, the book provides a well-rounded, international perspective on theoretical approaches to communications policymaking in the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Africa. Showcasing a diversity of approaches, this collection aims to help meet the myriad challenges involved in improving the development of communications policy around the world.

Wireless World in 2050 and Beyond A Window into the Future

Wireless World in 2050 and Beyond  A Window into the Future  Book
Author : Ramjee Prasad,Sudhir Dixit
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2016-06-29
ISBN : 3319421417
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book gathers visionary ideas from leading academics and scientists to predict the future of wireless communication and enabling technologies in 2050 and beyond. The content combines a wealth of illustrations, tables, business models, and novel approaches to the evolution of wireless communication. The book also provides glimpses into the future of emerging technologies, end-to-end systems, and entrepreneurial and business models, broadening readers’ understanding of potential future advances in the field and their influence on society at large

UMTS Networks and Beyond

UMTS Networks and Beyond Book
Author : Cornelia Kappler
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2009-02-17
ISBN : 9780470743133
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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An all-encompassing coverage on UMTS Networks including an in-depth discussion of current work on UMTS evolution and 4G . UMTS Networks and Beyond offers a comprehensive introduction to the networking aspects of UMTS and the networks coming after UMTS. The book is unique in that it systematically compares how a particular problem, e.g. obtaining connectivity, is solved in UMTS and how the same problem is solved in a Computer Network such as the Internet. It also highlights why the respective solutions are so different. The first part of the book provides a detailed technical discussion of UMTS, including original vision, architecture, protocol stacks and overall functionality. It places UMTS in the context of its evolution of from GSM and its convergence with Computer Networks. The second part of the book discusses today’s vision of 4G, and introduces upcoming networking technologies. Emphasis is on LTE / SAE as successor of UMTS; UMB, WiMAX and NGN are also discussed. The book gives an overview of what these technologies are likely to offer, of their architectures, protocols and functionality. It also discusses their differences and similarities, and whether they will qualify as 4G. Key Features: Provides readers, particularly those with a background in IP-based networks, with a technical understanding of what UMTS does, how it works and how it is likely to evolve Explains the differences in design between UMTS Networks and Computer Networks and discusses how these design divergences can be reconciled in the future Shows how economic considerations shape the design of UMTS Motivates why particular design choices are made in UMTS Gives an in-depth introduction to LTE / SAE Provides a detailed picture of the state of the art in 4G Illustrates the theory with numerous tables and figures This comprehensive textbook is essential reading for advanced students and lecturers in communications systems and networking. It is also of interest to engineers and researchers in the field of UMTS and communications systems.

Intelligent Multimedia Technologies for Networking Applications Techniques and Tools

Intelligent Multimedia Technologies for Networking Applications  Techniques and Tools Book
Author : Kanellopoulos, Dimitris
Publisher : IGI Global
Release : 2013-01-31
ISBN : 1466628340
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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As ubiquitous multimedia applications benefit from the rapid development of intelligent multimedia technologies, there is an inherent need to present frameworks, techniques and tools that adopt these technologies to a range of networking applications. Intelligent Multimedia Technologies for Networking Applications: Techniques and Tools promotes the discussion of specific solutions for improving the quality of multimedia experience while investigating issues arising from the deployment of techniques for adaptive video streaming. This reference source provides relevant theoretical frameworks and leading empirical research findings and is suitable for practitioners and researchers in the area of multimedia technology.

Global IPv6 Strategies

Global IPv6 Strategies Book
Author : Patrick Grossetete,Ciprian P. Popoviciu,Fred Wettling
Publisher : Cisco Press
Release : 2004-05-06
ISBN : 9780132702928
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Network Business Series Justify Your Network Investment The definitive guide to IPv6 decision making for non-technical business leaders Every year, organizations rely on Internet applications and services more deeply—and every year, Internet infrastructure grows more powerful and complex. As the limitations of traditional IPv4 addressing become increasingly apparent, many decision makers recognize that a transition to IPv6 is needed far sooner than anticipated. Global IPv6 Strategies gives non-technical decision makers the information to plan and execute an orderly, efficient migration to IPv6—and reap the business benefits. This book’s authors offer practical scenarios, proven best practices, and real-world case studies drawn from their unsurpassed experience helping enterprises and service providers move to IPv6. Writing for non-technical decision makers, they systematically review the costs, benefits, impacts, and opportunities associated with IPv6 migration. Their insights and strategies can help you address both the technical side of IPv6 and the rarely discussed organizational issues that can make or break your transition. Patrick Grossetete, manager of Product Management at Cisco®, is responsible for key Cisco IOS® software technologies including IPv6 and IP Mobility. A member of the IPv6 Forum Technical Directorate, he has been honored with the IPv6 Forum Internet Pioneer Award. Ciprian P. Popoviciu, PhD, CCIE® No. 4499, technical leader at Cisco, focuses on architecting, designing, and testing large IPv6 network deployments for service providers and enterprises worldwide. Grossetete and Popoviciu co-authored Deploying IPv6 Networks (Cisco Press). Fred Wettling manages architecture and strategic planning for Bechtel. Wettling is a member of the IEEE, North American IPv6 Task Force, and IPv6 Forum; directs the IPv6 Business Council; chaired the Network Applications Consortium (NAC); and served on the President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee Next Generation Network Task Force. Understand how efficient IP communications are rapidly becoming even more central to business and economic growth. Get past the “IPv4 vs. IPv6” myths that prevent effective decision making and planning. Objectively assess the constraints of existing IPv4 infrastructures—and learn how IPv6 can overcome them. Develop and analyze the business case for IPv6—with help from real-world, never-before-published case studies. Identify hidden business opportunities IPv6 can unleash. Choose the optimal IPv6 adoption strategy for your enterprise or organization. Learn realistic best practices for planning successful migrations This volume is in the Network Business Series offered by Cisco Press®. Books in this series provide IT executives, decision makers, and networking professionals with pertinent information about today’s most important technologies and business strategies. Category: Networking Technology Covers: IPv6

Mobile Networks and Management

Mobile Networks and Management Book
Author : Kostas Pentikousis,Oliver Blume,Ramon Agüero,Symeon Papavassiliou
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2010-02-17
ISBN : 364211816X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The First International ICST Conference on Mobile Networks and Management (MONAMI) was held in Athens, Greece during October 13–14, 2009, hosted by the National Technical University of Athens. Through what we hope will be a long-lasting series of events, this new international conference aims at bringing together top - searchers, academics, and practitioners specializing in the area of mobile network management. Multiaccess and resource management, mobility management, and n- work management have emerged as core topics in the design, deployment, and ope- tion of current and future networks. Yet, they are treated as separate, isolated domains with very little interaction between the experts in these fields and lack cro- pollination. MONAMI 2009 offered the opportunity to leading researchers, industry professionals, and academics to meet and discuss the latest advances in these areas and present results related to technologies for true plug-and-play networking, efficient use of all infrastructure investments, and access competition. MONAMI 2009 featured eight full papers and five short papers, which were - lected after a thorough peer-review process based on their relevance to the scope of the conference and their technical merit. The overall acceptance rate was 50%. The contributing authors covered a range of topics in mobile networks and their mana- ment that are currently of high interest in the wireless research area.

Ubiquitous Services and Applications

Ubiquitous Services and Applications Book
Author : Claudio Carrelli
Publisher : Margret Schneider
Release : 2005
ISBN : 3800728915
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Download Ubiquitous Services and Applications book written by Claudio Carrelli, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Fiber Wireless Convergence in Next Generation Communication Networks

Fiber Wireless Convergence in Next Generation Communication Networks Book
Author : Massimo Tornatore,Gee-Kung Chang,Georgios Ellinas
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2017-01-05
ISBN : 3319428225
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book investigates new enabling technologies for Fi-Wi convergence. The editors discuss Fi-Wi technologies at the three major network levels involved in the path towards convergence: system level, network architecture level, and network management level. The main topics will be: a. At system level: Radio over Fiber (digitalized vs. analogic, standardization, E-band and beyond) and 5G wireless technologies; b. Network architecture level: NGPON, WDM-PON, BBU Hotelling, Cloud Radio Access Networks (C-RANs), HetNets. c. Network management level: SDN for convergence, Next-generation Point-of-Presence, Wi-Fi LTE Handover, Cooperative MultiPoint.

Artificial Intelligence Applications and Innovations AIAI 2021 IFIP WG 12 5 International Workshops

Artificial Intelligence Applications and Innovations  AIAI 2021 IFIP WG 12 5 International Workshops Book
Author : Ilias Maglogiannis,John Macintyre,Lazaros Iliadis
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2021-06-26
ISBN : 3030791572
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of six International Workshops held as parallel events of the 17th IFIP WG 12.5 International Conference on Artificial Intelligence Applications and Innovations, AIAI 2021, virtually and in Hersonissos, Crete, Greece, in June 2021: the 6th Workshop on 5G-Putting Intelligence to the Network Edge, 5G-PINE 2021; Artificial Intelligence in Biomedical Engineering and Informatics Workshop, AI-BIO 2021; Workshop on Defense Applications of AI, DAAI 2021; Distributed AI for Resource-Constrained Platforms Workshop, DARE 2021; Energy Efficiency and Artificial Intelligence Workshop, EEAI 2021; and the 10th Mining Humanistic Data Workshop, MHDW 2021. The 24 full papers and 16 short papers presented at these workshops were carefully reviewed and selected from 72 submissions. The papers presented at 5G-PINE focus on the latest AI applications in the telecommunication industry and AI in modern 5G-oriented telecommunications infrastructures. The papers chosen for AI-BIO 2021 present research on the subject of AI, in its broadest sense, in biomedical engineering and health informatics. The DAAI 2021 papers aim at presenting recent evolutions in artificial intelligence applicable to defense and security applications. The papers selected for DARE 2021 address a variety of pertinent and challenging topics within the scope of distributed AI for resource-constrained platforms. The papers presented at EEAI 2021 aim to bring together interdisciplinary approaches that focus on the application of AI-driven solutions for increasing and improving energy efficiency of residential and tertiary buildings and of occupant behavior. The MHDW papers focus on topics such as recommendation systems, sentiment analysis, pattern recognition, data mining, and time series.

Mobile Broadcasting with WiMAX

Mobile Broadcasting with WiMAX Book
Author : Amitabh Kumar
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2014-03-14
ISBN : 1136031707
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Written exclusively from broadcasters perspective, Mobile Broadcasting with WiMAX will help you move ahead in the use of WiMAX technologies. Whether you are an engineer, content provider, manager, or operator and planning such services, this book helps you understand the dimensions of this new medium and integration of communication, broadcasting and Multimedia technologies. The book oulines migrating to a new generation of broadcasting which integrates the Mobile, Wireless and Fixed network domains, then gives you a complete picture on what is happening in the field. The book is divided into five parts as follows: PART I Gives an introduction to Broadband Wireless Technologies and Mobile WiMAX. Wi-Fi including 802.11a,b,n and g, WiMAX technologies with focus on Mobile WiMAX 802.16e, and provides a global overview of deployment of Wireless broadband networks. PART-II is about Mobile Multimedia broadcasting and Mobile TV technologies, based on both cellular and broadband wireless. PART III covers Resources for Mobile multimedia broadcasting and comprises of four structured chapters on Spectrum for WiMAX networks, WiMAX terrestrial broadcasting networks, client devices for WiMAX and an update of on chipsets developments. Part IV is devoted to the Network Architectures and the integration of WiMAX with other networks, both fixed and mobile. Part V deals with Software architectures and Applications which help the process of mobile multimedia broadcasting. Case studies of prominent networks are given with country specific examples.

IP for 4G

IP for 4G Book
Author : David Wisely
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2009-01-21
ISBN : 9780470986356
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Excellent reference with expert insight into the future evolution of mobile communications: 4G IP for 4G examines the concept of 4G, providing an in-depth background to the key technologies and developments shaping the new generation of mobile services, including Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs), Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access (WiMAX), IP developments (SIP and Media Independent Handover), Internet Multimedia Subsystem (IMS), and 3G (HSDPA and LTE). The book addresses these key technological drivers in light of commercial propositions such as generating extra revenue and reducing costs, and offers an up-to-date briefing on the future of mobile communications in the coming years. Key features: Presents and analyses the key technological drivers of 4G, including WLANs, WiMAX, convergence and IMS Examines the rationale for IP for 4G by bringing together technologies, global developments and economic arguments in one single volume Describes and puts in context the developments in the IEEE 802.21 Media Independent Handover group, in particular the options for network/terminal controlled handover and the likely mechanisms for seamless handover – including application adaptation Written for readability as well as depth – with access to detailed descriptions of technologies but also quick overviews Contains scenario descriptions to motivate the need for seamless handover and benefits for the user (single sign-on access to networks, single billing) Contains hundreds of original diagrams – carefully drawn to illustrate the complex technology and quickly provide a summary of the main issues. Accompanying website supports the book with additional diagrams, figures and references for further reading IP for 4G is an invaluable reference for professionals in mobile/fixed telecoms and ICT industries, practicing telecommunications and network engineers, system designers and developers. Graduate level students studying MSc and higher-level courses on networking will also find this book of interest.

Trends in Distributed Systems Towards a Universal Service Market

Trends in Distributed Systems  Towards a Universal Service Market Book
Author : Claudia Linnhoff-Popien,Heinz-Gerd Hegering
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2006-12-30
ISBN : 3540452729
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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USM 2000 is the third event in a series of international IFIP/GI conferences on Trends in Distributed Systems. Following the venues in Aachen, Germany (1996) and Hamburg, Germany (1998), this event in Munich considers the trend towards a Universal Service Market – USM 2000. The trend towards a universal service market has many origins, e.g., the integration of telecom and data communications, the deregulation e?orts with respect to telco markets, the globalization of information, the virtualization of companies, the requirement of a short time-to-market, the advances in network technologies, the increasing acceptance of e-commerce, and the increase in - bility. This leads to new business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-customer (B2C) environments that o?er both challenges and opportunities to enterprises and end-users. There is the need for ubiquitous services, trading, brokering and information management, for service market and business models, and for ?e- ble infrastructures for dynamic collaboration. Researchers, service vendors, and users must cooperate to set up the app- priate requirements for a universal service market and to ?nd solutions with respect to supporting platforms, middleware, distributed applications, and m- agement. The basis for these solution is a common understanding of means for de?ning, creating, implementing, and deploying the service market. Then, s- vice market makers, service aggregators, service auctioneers, ISP, ASP, BPO, and customers can freely interact in a dynamic, open, and universal market place.