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Multinet: enabler for next generation enterprise wireless services

Bilbao, N. and Aginako, L. and Lazaro, de Barrio O. and Hof, T. and Bonnet, C. and Vaquero, P. and de la Maza, S. and Atkinson, R.C. and Molina, B. and O'Flaherty, J. and Mazza, R. (2007) Multinet: enabler for next generation enterprise wireless services. In: eChallenges 2007, 2007-10-24 - 2007-10-26.

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Wireless communications are currently experiencing a fast migration toward the beyond third-generation (B3G)/fourth generation (4G) era. This represents a generational change in wireless systems: new capabilities related to mobility and new services support is required and new concepts as individual-centric, user-centric or ambient-aware communications are included. One of the main restrictions associated to wireless technology is mobility management, this feature was not considered in the design phase; for this reason, a complete solution is not already found, although different solutions are proposed and are being proposed. In MULTINET project, features as mobility and multihoming are applied to wireless network to provide the necessary network and application functionality enhancements for seamless data communication mobility considering end-user scenario and preferences. The aim of this paper is to show the benefits of these functionalities from the Service Providers and final User point of view.