Wireless Personal Communications

, Volume 42, Issue 3, pp 303–336 | Cite as

Towards the Wireless 2010 Vision: A Technology Roadmap

  • Albena MihovskaEmail author
  • Fanny Platbrood
  • George Karetsos
  • Sofoklis Kyriazakos
  • Robert Van Muijen
  • Renata Guarneri
  • Jorge M. Pereira


This paper describes an envisioned technology roadmap for the development of mobile and wireless communications until the year 2010. The roadmap description is based on a 3-years study (2001–2004) and monitoring of the technological developments of characteristically chosen mobile and wireless communication areas. The final definition of the technology roadmap was based on selected areas of high value that the authors consider as the corner aspects of the evolution of mobile communications. Two main groups of areas were defined and analyzed from a technological and from a service perspective. From technological perspective the areas of high research interest include radio technologies with effect on spectrum use, access and radio interface technologies, and technologies related to mobile terminals. From service perspective, we considered interactive broadcasting, location technologies and location based services (LBS) and personalization of services. The paper identifies the open issues to be solved to realize the future of wireless communications and describes the enabling technologies for next generation communications. It identifies the technology and non-technology barriers to development, deployment, as well as guidelines for the use of technology. Finally, a visionary scenario is described to illustrate the necessary evolution of the value chain for the successful deployment of any new service or technology.


cooperation of heterogenous technologies radio resource management mobility management quality of service beyond 3G wide area deployment handover management triggering admission control 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Albena Mihovska
    • 1
    Email author
  • Fanny Platbrood
    • 2
  • George Karetsos
    • 3
  • Sofoklis Kyriazakos
    • 1
  • Robert Van Muijen
    • 4
  • Renata Guarneri
    • 5
  • Jorge M. Pereira
    • 6
  1. 1.Center for TeleInfrastruktur (CTIF)Aalborg UniversityAalborgDenmark
  2. 2.CSEMNeuchâtelSwitzerland
  3. 3.National Technical University of AthensZografouGreece
  4. 4.Vodafone GroupMaastrichtThe Netherlands
  5. 5.Siemens Moblie CommunicationsCinisello BalsamoItaly
  6. 6.DG Information Society and Media, European CommissionBrusselsBelgium

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