Journal of Network and Systems Management

, Volume 14, Issue 2, pp 221–241 | Cite as

Intelligent Network Provisioning for Dynamically Downloadable Applications in Beyond 3G Mobile Networks

  • Vangelis Gazis
  • Nancy Alonistioti
  • Nikos Houssos
  • Maria Koutsopoulou
  • Stefan Gessler
  • Juergen Quittek
Article

Mobile communications beyond 3G will integrate different (but complementary) access technologies into a common platform to deliver value-added services and multimedia content in an optimum way. However, the numerous possible configurations of mobile networks complicated the dynamic deployment of mobile applications. Therefore, research is intensely seeking a service provisioning framework that is technology-independent, supports multiple wireless network technologies, and can interwork high-level service management tasks to network management operations. This paper presents an open value chain paradigm, a model for downloadable applications and a mediating platform for service provisioning in beyond 3G mobile settings. Furthermore, we introduce mechanisms that support a coupled interaction between service deployment and network configuration operations, focusing on the dynamic provisioning of QoS state to data path devices according to the requirements of dynamically downloadable mobile value-added services (VAS).

KEY WORDS:

Network management service management 3G QoS provisioning 

Notes

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

The intelligent network and service provisioning architecture described here has been developed and implemented as part of the EU-funded MOBIVAS (Mobile Value-Added Services) IST project. The authors extend their special thanks to all their partners in the project for their continuous support and stimulating discussions throughout the project.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vangelis Gazis
    • 1
  • Nancy Alonistioti
    • 1
  • Nikos Houssos
    • 1
  • Maria Koutsopoulou
    • 1
  • Stefan Gessler
    • 2
  • Juergen Quittek
    • 2
  1. 1.Communication Networks Laboratory, Department of Informatics & TelecommunicationsUniversity of AthensAthensGreece
  2. 2.NEC Europe Ltd.Network LaboratoriesHeidelbergGermany

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