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Selected Highlights
The Future
Internet -
Challenges and initiatives

 
EU approach
towards the
Future Internet

 
EIFFEL - Shaping
the Future
Networked
Society

 
Trilogy -
Architecting the Future Internet

 
France Telecom -
A possible vision
of the Future
Internet

 
Telenor - Where should the
Internet be
heading?

 
Interview with
online media
expert Philippe Martineau

 


Eurescom mess@ge 1/2008

The Future Internet
 

Eurescom mess@ge 1/2008 cover page

The need to address the shortcomings of the current Internet is becoming ever more important, as the Internet is out-growing its original design. The new issue of Eurescom mess@ge presents selected views of European experts on challenges, requirements, and opportunities of the Future Internet.

The Future Internet - Challenges and initiatives
In the last three decades, the Internet has developed from an arcane network for scientists into the global hub for information and communication, permeating all areas of public and private life. the need has arisen to review the architecture of the Internet in order to address its current problems and make it viable for the future.

EU approach towards the Future Internet
As part of the preparatory process leading to the definition of the ICT activities of the 7th Framework Programme of R&D, the European Commission took steps towards the creation of a Future-of-the-Internet Think Tank, which was tasked to provide a position paper that could help framing future co-ordinated actions at EU level.

EIFFEL - Shaping the Future Networked Society
Among the new projects funded by the EU is EIFFEL, a Support Action that aims to facilitate a high-level think-tank and encourage a collaborative R&D approach of European stakeholders from industry, public institutions, and academia towards the Future Networked Society.

Trilogy - Architecting the Future Internet
The Internet is out-growing its original design. Evidence for this is widespread and the problem is affecting all the various stakeholders in different ways. It is now the right time to develop a new design that is cognisant of the competing technical, economic and social demands that must be met by the global information network.

France Telecom - A possible vision of the Future Internet
Our societies and culture are inevitably becoming digital. Sooner or later, all human activities will evolve towards their digital era. This concerns all fields of our lives: health, transport, knowledge, culture, and more. After a first euphoric phase in the late 1990s, the time has come to question the basic principles of the Internet, designed more than 30 years ago to transmit data in an unreliable environment.

Telenor - Where should the Internet be heading?
We should join forces for bringing the Internet to the next level. This should include solutions working across domains supporting always-in-touch and seamless services over a fully automated network that enables plug-and-play.

Interview with online media expert Philippe Martineau
Content will be an important factor for the shaping of the Future Internet. The question is only, which content and which media will drive tomorrow’s online world. Eurescom mess@ge editor Milon Gupta asked online media expert Philippe Martineau about his vision.


 

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Earlier issues

3/2007
Interactive media

2/2007
The future of internet governance

1/2007
ICT and healthcare

3/2006
Wireless Sensor Networks

2/2006
Mobile TV

1/2006
Open Source in telecommunication

3/2005
Convergence in ICT

2/2005
Privacy and trust in pervasive communications

1/2005
Ad-hoc networks

4/2004
Usability of end-user devices

3/2004
Critical infrastructures

2/2004
The socio-economic dimension of telecoms

1/2004
Personalisation of telecom services

4/2003
The evolution of broadband services

3/2003
Entertainment opportunities for telcos

2/2003
XML Web Services between hype and hope

1/2003
Building the smart home

4/2002
User-focused
service development

3/2002
The future of standardisation

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IN FOCUS

Networked Electronic Media - The NEM Technoloy Platform
The NEM European Technology Platform is an industry-led initiative aiming at accelerating the pace of innovation to make the convergence between the audiovisual sector and the telecom sector happen and to place the European industry at the forefront of the information era.
 


PROJECT REPORTS

IMS 2.0 - Constitution of a circle of trust
Eurescom study "IMS 2.0 – Constitution of a circle of trust" elaborates on the possibilities of how telcos could open and leverage their assets and empower users and partners with a future IMS 2.0 framework to allow access to functions like authentication, billing, identity, single sign on, messaging, and location.


EUROPEAN ISSUES

OMEGA - Gigabit speed at home without cable clutter
A high-speed home network without cable clutter – this is the vision of the new European research project OMEGA, which has started in January 2008. The project is set out to develop a global standard for ultra broadband home networks. The new standard will enable transmission speeds of one gigabit per second without the need to install any new wires in the home.


A BIT BEYOND

Browsing in the rain - The Internet of umbrellas
The World Wide Web entails one major problem: in order to access it, you have to be computer-literate. However, other means of access are gaining ground. Web-enabled smart phones, navigation systems, and personal digital assistants are becoming ever more popular. And the next technological wave is already around the corner – the Internet of Things.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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European Future Internet Portal launched

The European Future Internet Portal has been launched recently. It is the central access point for information on European discussions, initiatives and results on the future of the Internet.