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1 Introduction In today's wired and wireless networks, the trends in networking technology very much point to a dominance of Internet technology with all its flavours. IP is the common " lingua franca " to enable the exchange of data across various networks. There is, however, an increasing divergence in the network control layer: different control(More)
In this article, the authors discuss some of the challenges and opportunities resulting from the convergence of broadcast and mobile communication services. Starting with an overview of DAB, DVB and the emerging third-generation mobile communication networks – with a special focus on UMTS – the advantages that result from a combination of UMTS with data(More)
SUMMARY In this paper, we describe several approaches to address the challenges of the network of the future. Our main hypothesis is that the Future Internet must be designed for the environment of applications and transport media of the 21st century, vastly different from the initial Inter-net's life space. One major requirement is the inherent support for(More)
— In this paper, we describe the approaches taken in the 4WARD project to address the challenges of the network of the future. Our main hypothesis is that the Future Internet must allow for the fast creation of diverse network designs and paradigms, and must also support their coexistence at run-time. We observe that a pure evolutionary path from the(More)
The Ambient Networks project addresses the creation of innovative network solutions for mobile and wireless systems beyond 3G. They will enable scalable and affordable wireless networking while providing rich and easy to use communication services for all. The work is geared towards increasing competition and cooperation in an environment populated by a(More)