Ambient Networks – A New Concept for Mobile Networking

Conference: EURESCOM Summit 2005 - Ubiquitous Services and Applications - Exploiting the Potential
04/27/2005 - 04/29/2005 at Heidelberg, Germany

Proceedings: EURESCOM Summit 2005 - Ubiquitous Services and Applications

Pages: 8Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Niebert, Norbert (Ericsson Research, Aachen, Germany)
Hancock, Robert (Siemens/Roke Manor Research Ltd, Romsey, UK)
Prehofer, Christian (DoCoMo Euro-Labs, Munich, Germany)
Norp, Toon (TNO Telecom, Delft, The Netherlands)

Ambient Networks represents a new networking approach that aims at enabling the cooperation of heterogeneous networks, on demand and transparently, without the need for pre-configuration or offline negotiation between network operators. Ambient Networks clearly separates the control space from the transport protocol, and introduces a common control space called the Ambient Control Space that comprised all control functionality within an Ambient Network. The Ambient Control Space is also responsible for the composition of different networks, with the control spaces of composing networks forming one Ambient Control Space. This paper discusses the justification of Ambient Networks, the main novelties being introduced by Ambient Networks, the design principles of Ambient Networks and the requirements imposed on the Ambient Control Space.