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P1003
Exploiting the "Always On" concept
closed
For further information please contact:

Heinz Brüggemann
Project Supervisor
EURESCOM
Wieblinger Weg 19/4
69123 Heidelberg, Germany

Project Information
What is this Project about

The ‘Always On’ concept is a powerful one as it represents a potentially major change in the TelCos approach to network design and provision. The nearest analogy to ‘Always On’ is the home or business LAN, which once you are logged onto will provide the user with continuous access to e-mail, software updates, etc, without the user having to make specific requests.

The ‘Always On’ concept could be divided into three main sub-categories:

  1. Transport infrastructure
  2. Customer service surround
  3. Service and application

The Project continues the work of the Study Project P945 which finished in January 2000. It will look more specifically in the user aspects related to AO and in possible scenarios how AO can be provided by suppliers.

Objectives

The main objectives of this proposal are to:

  • investigate user needs, attitudes, preferences and actual behaviour when presented for current and future AO applications and devices
  • study the design, deployment and uptake of applications, devices and services as appearing in the market
  • assess the impact of the AO concept on (fixed and mobile) network infrastructure, operation, and evolution
  • investigate business opportunities and provide business cases, as examples, for Telcos on AO
Project Results