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Project: Advanced MBMS for the future mobile world

Acronym: C-Mobile
Main Objective: The strategic objective of C-MOBILE is to foster the evolution of the mobile broadcast business by providing enhancements to the 3GPP MBMS for systems beyond 3G. It will address both resource efficiency and service flexibility, by close coupling of broadcast and communication capabilities on all layers, covering the radio access, core network and the service enablers, across multiple technologies, providing a smooth migration for MBMS evolution, which will be in line with the vision of a federated global multicast broadcast transport as well as emerging beyond 3G standards. Within the radio access network it will propose new radio interface technologies, radio resource management and new topological approaches in the architecture for an efficient support of enhanced MBMS services allowing a commercially attractive implementation. C-MOBILE will help to understand how best to organise and schedule MBMS content from the BM-SC through the core network, radio access, to the end users. Since this is multimedia content, interactions with the 3GPP IP Multimedia Subsystem are expected and C-MOBILE will explicitly investigate how best MBMS can make use of capabilities provided by the IMS. The current concept of group communication is narrow within Release 6 MBMS specification. C-MOBILE will research, investigate and define ways to use multicast technology to support personalized services and in particular the concept of multicast content community where users also contribute to the multicast service. Key market and business requirements for multicast-broadcast services will be identified to aid defining research directions, leading also to new business models involving the various players. To that end it is critical to understand the needs of multicast-broadcast users, network operators, and content providers. The project intends to make important contributions to the standardisation bodies and to prove experimentally or via system level simulations innovative concepts.
Reference: IST Programme
Funding: EU/FP6
Start Date: 01-01-2006
End Date: 01-03-2008
Team: Rui Luis Andrade Aguiar, Diogo Nuno Pereira Gomes
Groups: Telecommunications and Networking – Av
Partners: PT, France Telecom, DEutsche Welle, Bamboo, ADETTI, St Gallen University, University of Cyprus, UWE, University Onsbrueck, Qualcomm
Local Coordinator: Rui Luis Andrade Aguiar
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