There is no doubt that mobile users, especially mobile workers, need to communicate with other people, colleagues, partners, customers, etc. The mobile phone, by meeting this real demand has become a highly appreciated device for the users. This paper published by Telenor presents a mobile email solution based on XML Web Services technologies, which takes into account the limitations of the mobile phones.
This paper from Telenor defining the Open Access Network (OAN) and giving a brief overview of different aspects related to making the fixed network publicly accessible over wireless LANs. Three approaches are discussed: Use of unsecured WLANs; Solutions on the market; The OBAN (Open Broadband Access Networks) solution. The popularity of WLAN may become a catalyst for the introduction of OAN. Together with enablers like peoples take-up of broadband and an assumed market demand for services
The scope for conflict between IPRs and standardization continues to increase, generating considerable uncertainty. The increasing prevalence of the conflict has brought into question how standardization efforts can better deal with the potential conflict, and it even has actualized calls to improve patent quality. The potential for conflict raises a set of challenges for policymakers, patent offices, standards development organizations, and business. This paper contributes to increasing
This paper published by Telenor, explains the increasing complexity and diversity of the mobile phones whish is the fast growing challenges to mobile operators, and an efficient Device Management System (DMS) is the best tool to solve it. The vision for a DMS is to lower the service threshold for the customers and make sure that the average user only has to think content, not technology. The most important functionalities like Remote Configuration and Mobile Diagnostics, including automatic
OBAN (Open Broadband Access Networks) is to explore the possibility to utilize the spare capacity of the privately owned fixed broadband access line to form a public broadband wireless network based on Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi both, in the private sphere as a mobile add-on to the fixed broadband line, as well as a broadband public wireless alternative to 2G and 3G mobile networks. This paper describes several possible business scenarios associated with the proposed technical development, and discusses their
This paper published by Telenor addresses some of the potential benefits IEEE 802.11e may have (compared to legacy IEEE 802.11) when deploying WLAN as an open access network that may also be applied for roaming users, like e.g. the concept studied in the IST OBAN project. The main intension is to try to quantify the benefits of applying the features of the IEEE 802.11e when it comes to the possibility of differentiation among user classes and different traffic types. The actual benefits are
The main idea of the OBAN concept is that the future deployment of broadband access lines and wireless LANs will have so much excess capacity, beyond what will be utilized by the host households, that it can also accommodate public wireless access services. The purpose of this paper published by Telenor is to analyze the viability of this idea with respect to traffic capacity. The paper presents three types of results. Radio coverage has been analyzed for three cases of OBAN environments.
This paper tries its best to provide a comprehensive description of the mobile phone and a presentation of its evolution in terms of architecture, functionality, bandwidth, wireless access technologies, etc. from a simple communication device to becoming a universal companion of the user. The paper also gives an overview of development trends of the mobile phone.
The majority of methodical work on the performance of IEEE 802.11 focuses on predicting the throughput and the mean delay of only the medium access, although higher layer applications and protocols are interested in the total performance. The main contribution of this paper is that it presents the full delay distribution through the z-transform. The z-transform is derived from an analytical model that works in the whole range from a lightly loaded, non-saturated channel to a heavily congested,
Voice over WLAN (VoWLAN) is a natural progress of VoIP. It is also a probable supplement or a potential competitor to 3G mobile systems. This white paper overviews of WLAN technologies and the issues that are appropriate for voice communication over WLAN. A review of accessible papers on real-time communication over WLAN highlights the challenges to VoWLAN, user equipment features and the market potentials are discussed.