An Operational Conceptual Model for Global Communication Infrastructures
Wireless Personal Communications Vol. 49, Nº N/A, pp. 335 - 351, May, 2009.
ISSN (print): 1572-834X
ISSN (online): 0929-6212
Journal Impact Factor: 0,653 (in 2014)
Digital Object Identifier: 10.1007/s11277-009-9692-5
The global communication infrastructure has taken an increased relevance for the future global multimedia village. This global infrastructure has suffered from a mismatch between the conceptual models being used, and the effective operational networks deployed to support it. This mismatch is now affecting the much needed developments to support a global village. This paper presents a novel model for structuring communication networks which closely reflects the visions and needs from an operational network. This model shows a path for protocol evolutions for the global communication infrastructure.