Personal communications — What is beyond radio?
The overwhelming success of newly introduced radio based telecommunication — mostly telephone — technologies has proved the clear demand for mobility. Use of mobile systems now poses the question: what else is demanded beyond access to telephone-type services to form a personal communication space?
The paper elaborates on this question, the concepts and key elements for the realisation of a personal service communication space. The integration between personal communication services and corporate applications as well as its alignment with the respective management domains are derived as key requirements. It then provides a more detailed view on two key components of such a service system: Service Adaptation and RouteControl. Finally conclusions are drawn for the open issues which require further work.
KeywordsPersonal Communications UPT UMTS Personal Service Communication Space
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