Multiple wireless protocol advertising system, enabling automatic acces selection and local services

SA Houben, NHG Baken, P Herve, R Smets

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We have examined the efficiency within wireless acces options for mobile devices and discovered that a classical pitfall is revisited. As with the proliferation of services in the portfolio of incumbents, leading to a number of coexisting so called stovepipes, we see an isomorphic phenomenon evolve in multimodal mobile devices, leading to an inefficient development of vertical stack technical solutions for each different mode. It is the first time we found the optimal technical and commercial fit, i.e. the internal device solution and external service provider solution respectively, with tremendous benefits for the end user. Migration from vertical towards horizontal solutions, the tilting on device level, not only decreases costs but also hugely increases the flexibility for the introduction of new customized solutions. This paper outlines a unique technology called XAS that enables automatic access selection for a requested service, based on qualifiers such as available bandwidth, provided QoS and connection costs. Clever implementation of this system will extend commercial utilization further than access selection only. This system will also enhance the performance of existing devices in terms of standby time and security . In addition, it will open vast opportunities to introduce new and exciting services based on the location of the user. The outlined solution is not merely a theoretical exercise, but already has been built in a realistic pre-commercial demonstrator with which promising results have been obtained. Lucent Technologies has filed a patent for the concept of this system.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Title of host publicationFITCE journal
Editors INFOTE
Place of PublicationAthens
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)1106-2975
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Event45th FITCE congress - Athens, Greece
Duration: 1 Aug 2006 → …

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Conference45th FITCE congress
Period1/08/06 → …


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