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Towards always best connected multi-access: the MULTINET approach

Wang, Q. and Atkinson, R.C. and Dunlop, J. (2008) Towards always best connected multi-access: the MULTINET approach. In: International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference, 2008. IWCMC '08. Institute of Engineering Technology, pp. 494-499. ISBN 978-1-4244-2201-2

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The next-generation wireless networks are envisioned to provide an always-best-connected (ABC) paradigm for mobile users who can access to multiple networks simultaneously. Thus, the design and evaluation of practical ABC multi-access systems are gaining increasing importance. The EU MULTINET architecture aims at advanced policy-based multi-access support for nomadic users roaming with a personal area network. In this paper, we present the design, implementation, validation and evaluation of the MULTINET approach towards realising the ABC concept.