Planning reconfigurable network segments: motivation, benefits for operators and manufacturers, and strategies

Conference: PIMRC 2005 - 16th Annual IEEE International Symposium on Personal Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications
09/11/2005 - 09/14/2005 at Berlin, Germany

Proceedings: PIMRC 2005

Pages: 5Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Dimitrakopoulos, George; Demestichas, Panagiotis; Saatsakis, Aggelos (University of Piraeus, Greece)
Bourse, Didier; Khazen, Karim El (Motorola Labs, Paris, France)
Luo, Jijun (Siemens AG, Germany)

The migration of telecommunications towards the B3G era is characterized by the convergence of mobile communication systems and IP networks, in order to better adapt to the - continuously increasing - user demands. Reconfigurability is a key concept facilitating such convergence. This paper emphasizes on the potential benefits reconfigurability may hold for operators and manufacturers, and also presents some business models describing its penetration into the global market. Moreover, the introduction of such concept can change the way wireless networks are designed. In this context, the paper also discusses on some strategies for the dynamic planning and management of reconfigurable network segments, including some simulations and indicative results.