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2.4.5 Mobile and Wireless Systems and Platforms Beyond 3G

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To realise the vision of "Optimally Connected Anywhere, Anytime" supported by all system levels from access methods and networks to service platforms and services. Preparatory work has characterized Systems beyond 3G as a horizontal communication model, where different terrestrial access levels and technologies are combined to complement each other in an optimum way for different service requirements and radio environments.

Outcome expected from this work is:

  • a consolidated European approach to serving mobile users with appropriate enablers for applications and services. These may include the personal level (Personal/Body Area/Ad Hoc Network) the local/home level (W-LAN, UWB) the cellular level (GPRS, UMTS), the wider area level (DxB-T, BWA) and also DVB-H in the context of broadcasting to mobile handheld devices, possibly complemented by a satellite overlay network (e.g. S-DMB);
  • a consolidated European approach to technology, systems and services, including location-based services, notably in the field of future standards (e.g. for access) and in international fora (WRC, ITU, 3GPP-IETF, ETSI, DVB...) where the issue of systems beyond 3G is addressed;
  • a consolidated European approach regarding the spectrum requirements (terrestrial and satellites) in the evolution beyond 3G and a clear European understanding of the novel ways of optimising spectrum usage when moving beyond 3G.

Call information

The Strategic Objective 'Mobile and Wireless Systems and Platforms Beyond 3G' is included within Call 4 of the IST priority .

Publication date Closure date Pre-allocate budget 1 (M€) Instruments Status
01 December 2004 22 March 2005 138 IPs , NoEs , STREPs , SSAs Active

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1 The amount corresponds to the 90% of the budget which is pre-allocated.

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