Network Selection Box: An Implementation of Seamless Communication

Document type: Conference Papers
Peer reviewed: Yes
Author(s): Stefan Chevul, Lennart Isaksson, Markus Fiedler, Peter Lindberg, Roland Waltersson
Title: Network Selection Box: An Implementation of Seamless Communication
Translated title: Network Selection Box (nätverksvalbox): en implementering av sömlös kommunikation
Conference name: Euro-NGI Third Workshop on Wireless and Mobility
Year: 2006
Publisher: Springer
City: Sitges, Spain
ISI number: 000245776900013
Organization: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Department: School of Engineering - Dept. of Telecommunication Systems (*** Error ***)
School of Engineering S- 372 25 Ronneby
+46 455 38 50 00
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Language: English
Abstract: In recent years it has become evident that mobility support will have profound impact on current and future wireless networks. Users expect service connectivity at any place at anytime without having to think about the underlying communication systems used in that particular moment in time.
On this background, this paper presents a ready to deploy implementation of a mobility framework that supports seamless communication and represents an important enabler for adaptive applications through its simple QoS feedback mechanism. The framework selects the best available network through a decision algorithm that takes advantage of a link performance monitoring concept. The performance evaluation of the proposed framework is also presented in this paper.
Summary in Swedish: Pappret beskriver nätverksvalboxen (Network Selection Box) som togs fram inom VINNOVA-sponsrade projektet PIITSA och som implementerar en äkt end-till-end lösning för sömlös kommunikation. Network Selection Box, sömlös kommunikation, automatiskt nätverksval, tjänstekvalitet, säkerhet, kostnad, implementering, QoS
Subject: Telecommunications\General
Computer Science\Networks and Communications
Keywords: Network Selection Box, seamless communication, Quality of Service, performance, security, cost, automatic network choice