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To realise the vision of "Optimally connected anywhere, anytime". Early preparatory work has characterized Systems beyond 3G as an 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. They 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).
The resulting access landscape is complemented by a satellite overlay network, providing notably a global multicast layer (e.g. S-DMB). Reconfigurability is a key enabler to support such an heterogeneous and generalised wireless access.
The Strategic Objective 'Mobile and wireless systems beyond 3G' is included within Call 1 of the IST priority.
|Publication date||Closure date||Pre-allocate budget1 (M€)||Instruments||Status|
|17 December 2002||24 April 2003||90||All2||Closed|
Commission's contact person for the IST calls 2003-2004
- Paulo de Sousa (Contact Form)
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1 The amount corresponds to the 80% of the budget which is pre-allocated.
2 'All instruments' correspond to IPs, NoEs, STREPs, CAs, and SSAs.