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The Networked Future: Mobile and Wireless Communications

Funded under: FP6-IST


Digital mobile communications is one of the great success stories of recent years, offering people levels of mobility and services never available before. The new 3G services will push mobile even further, opening up opportunities for true broadband mobile services.
This is not the end of the road for mobile, however. On the contrary, we are still only at the beginning of the mobile revolution. Already the requirements for the next generation of mobile and wireless communications technology are emerging.
This brochure describes IST research on Mobile and Wireless Communications, showing the integrated nature of European research in this domain. It presents profiles of specific research areas holding a promising future, together with selected project descriptions to exemplify and illustrate key on-going research and technology development.
Research here aims to enable users to access advanced services and applications in the most optimal way catering for different services requirements and operational environments. These systems may include the personal level (personal, body area/ad hoc networks), the local/home level (W-LAN, UWB), the cellular level (GPRS, UMTS), and the wider area level (DxB-T, BWA). A satellite overlay network (e.g. S-DMB) complements the resulting access landscape. The work aims to arrive at a consolidated European approach to technology, systems and services, including location-based services, as well as contributions to standards and future spectrum requirements.
The brochure is one of six in The Networked Future series, describing European funded research for Network and Communication Technologies.

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