P1651 Technical assessment of fibre only solutions for Telcos´ drop segments in greenfield environments
P1652 Service Oriented Architectures (SoA) for convergent Service Delivery Platforms
P1653 M2M - Opportunities in new service paradigmsnbsp;
P1654 Mobile Advertisement (M-Ads) – Spam threat or new opportunity?
P1655 Mobile online gaming - from Tetris towards ubiquity?
P1656 Definition of an open and extendible IMS Client Framework
P1657 Future Internet – the operators’ vision
P1551 Applications and services for ADSL2+ and beyond
P1552 Open Source for Next Generation OSS
P1553 The impact of peer-to-peer networking on Internet Service Providers
P1554 WiMAP - WiMAX for Mobile Applications
P1555 Sensor Telcos - new business opportunities
P1556 Using IP Multicast for the efficient distribution of on-demand streaming content
P1557 Fixed Mobile Convergence
P1558 Community Interaction
P1559 VoIP Security
P1401 Service Development in the Home
P1402 TIMES (The Inter-operator IM and Mobile IM service)
P1421 Interconnection of Multimedia Service Networks
P1441 ID Management enabling AAA services
P1442 NEMOGS (New market opportunities by Galileo satellite services)
P1443 TRAWIS (Traffic models for Wireless Services)
P1444 NGN signalling with ENUM
P1445 OSS for NGN - Coordination of Telco Activities
P1446 WiBAN - WiMAX in Backhaul and Access Networks
P1447 BISSLA – Business models and Service Level Agreements in open value chains
P1448 Opportunities offered by Carrier Grade Multipoint Services
P1301 ETRACS (E-commerce trading of connectivity services)
P1302 PROFIT (Potential pRofit Opportunities in the Future ambient InTelligence world)
P1303 ANFINA (Access Networks control Functions and Interfaces in NGN Architectures)
P1304 CENTS (Cost Effective migration to FTTx-Networks for Tomorrow's Services)
P1305 GENIE (GMPLS and MPLS in Enhanced IP Networks)
P1306 BIZCOOL (Business to business interaction with Web Services and ebXML)
P1307 MultiDeli (Multi Devices Service Delivery)
P1308 FRAPESA (Framework for personalisation of services and applications in next generation mobile services)
P1309 Health risk assessment of the effects of radio-frequency electromagnetic fields
P1341 NGN Service Concepts
P1342 Risk management in bandwidth and wholesale services and the issue of bandwidth pricing
P1344 Concepts for generic Telco Application Servers in the various Sub-domains of Telco industries
P1345 Mobile Internet/Instant Messenger - the way to enrich our customers' world
P1346 Potential of the RFID technology for Telecom Operators
P1347 Online Console Gaming on the Web
P1349 TelCo Grid - Business Opportunities for Telecom Operators in the Grid Market
P1350 Multi-application Smart Card Market Opportunities
P1201 ERNIE (Entertainment and new services via DSL)
P1203 The operator's vision on systems beyond 3G
P1204 Mobile Presence
P1205 Identity and ICTs - Analysis and Implications for Service Design
P1206 Broadband Services in the Intelligent Wireless Home
P1207 OPERA (Interoperability of DRM Technologies)
P1208 LOCAWA (Location Awareness)
P1209 XML Web Services
P1241 Cool Town - like architectures and telecom networks
P1242 Web Services Orchestration
P1243 Perspectives and Potentital of ebXML - standards for SMEs
P1244 Homogeneous Infrastructures for Hot Spot scenarios
P1245 EASY (Ethernet based Access networks Studies)
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|What is this Project about
The market of cellular telecommunication is continuously growing during the last decade. Till now, the most important application has been "voice", but it is expected that the role of "data" communication will become more and more relevant in the next future.
This expectation is also supported by the current development inside the information technology world: the bit rate required by the applications in order to transmit complex information, such as video, is dramatically decreasing (e.g. MPEG-4), while their intelligence (i.e. the capacity to match the user needs) is constantly increasing (e.g. mobile and intelligent agent technology). Moreover, the role of Internet and the WEBs exploitation in the fixed network environment is going to be exported to the mobile users.
The key technical factor allowing the presented evolution will be the UMTS system, which is presently under specification by ETSI (and IMT-2000 by ITU).
Untill now it is not clear what the behaviour of "applications" in the UMTS system will be. Questions like the following should be answered:
It is quite evident that the answers to the listed questions have strong implications on both the guess about the future wireless market and the technical solution that should be adopted. The selection of multiple radio interfaces for UMTS (W-CDMA and TD-CDMA) from ETSI increases the complexity of the identified problems. Furthermore, it is still not clear how many different interfaces the ITU IMT-2000 will use.
In this project an answer will be found by means of the test of a set of promising applications using an emulated UMTS radio and network channel. Radio alternatives, handover and exchange of control and QoS information will be explored. Theoretical studies, improvement of application prototypes, simulations of radio interfaces, implementation of emulator, evaluation performances and deep analysis of tests are the path selected by the project in order to achieve its results.
The ongoing work in the standard bodies about UMTS and IMT-2000, the ongoing studies on mobile and intelligent agents (FIPA, OMG) and the emerging transport techniques on both the data stream (MPEG-4) and the network side (ATM, IP and mobile IP) are the background information required for the project.
For the technical approach it is planned to adopt an already implemented emulator (developed inside the ACTS framework) which could be quite easily adapted to the scope of the project. Furthermore an MPEG-4 browser (developed inside the MPEG standardisation body) is available.
The possibility to understand how will be the impact of innovative radio interfaces on the performance application before their implementation is a great value to influence the standard environment on both the UMTS system and application definition. From the operators point of view, the studies proposed in the project supply new prospective for the development of innovative services to acquire new shares of market.
What are the key results of this Project?
The key results of the project will answer the following questions: