Converged wireless networking and optimization for next generation services
; Gomes, A.
; Di Renzo, M.
; Alonso-Zárate, A.
; Verikoukis, C.
; Lázaro, O.
; Akan, A.
; Perez, J.
; Kormentzas, G.
Eurasip Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking Vol. 2010, Nº (2010) - Article ID 924720, pp. 1 - 11, June, 2010.
ISSN (print): 1687-1499
ISSN (online): 1687-1472
Scimago Journal Ranking: 0,53 (in 2010)
Digital Object Identifier: 10.1155/2010/924720
The Next Generation Network (NGN) vision is tending towards the convergence of internet and mobile services providing the impetus for new market opportunities in combining the appealing services of internet with the roaming capability of mobile networks. However, this convergence does not go far enough, and with the emergence of new coexistence scenarios, there is a clear need to evolve the current architecture to provide cost-effective end-to-end communication. The LOOP project, a EUREKA-CELTIC driven initiative, is one piece in the jigsaw by helping European industry to sustain a leading role in telecommunications and manufacturing of high-value products and machinery by delivering pioneering converged wireless networking solutions that can be successfully demonstrated. This paper provides an overview of the LOOP project and the key achievements that have been tunneled into first prototypes for showcasing next generation services for operators and process manufacturers.