Mobile Middleware: Additional Functionalities to Cover Wireless Terminals
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The main goal of middleware is to offer applications an interface that allows a common view on underlying heterogeneous networks and operating systems. Especially the merging of fixed and wireless networks requires well-defined components of the middleware that cover services which permit applications co-ordinated use of network and operating system resources. Regarding wireless networks it is necessary to take into consideration the variety of possible mobile terminals which are designed according to different requirements. This paper focuses on the architecture of Mobile Middleware and highlights the required services taking into account different terminal characteristics that are going to be used in the future UMTS.
KeywordsShort Message Service Mobile Terminal Universal Mobile Telecommunication System General Packet Radio Service Mobility Gateway
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