Convergence of cellular and broadcast networks from a multi-radio perspective

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Autorinnen und Autoren: Thielecke J
Zeitschrift: IEEE Personal Communications (IEEE Pers Comm Mag)
Jahr der Veröffentlichung: 2001
Band: 8
Heftnummer: 2
Seitenbereich: 51-56
ISSN: 1070-9916


The demand of both the new telecom industry and digital broadcasters for cost-efficient provisioning of mobile multimedia services faces the reality of scarce radio resources. Various digital mobile and broadcast radio technologies have been developed and specifically been optimized. However, existing and emerging multimedia services exhibit challenging requirements in terms of asymmetry, interactivity, real time, and mulicast communication. This article describes an evolution of an IP-based infrastructure from today's networks toward a future multi-radio infrastructure, taking into account the implications on the end-user termina. This multi-radio infrastructure enables the cooperation of existing radio networks to combine their spectrum-efficient capabilities, whereby high-quality mobile multimedia services shall be provided. Furthermore, the need for dynamic allocation of spectrum to radio services is motivated. The basic functionality and architecture of a multi-radio system are outlined, with a special emphasis on cooperation between different radio systems. Also, an evolution path for the convergence of broadcast and new telecom is described, starting from today's systems and leading to a fully coordinated system.

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Thielecke, Jörn Prof. Dr.
Professur für Informationstechnik (Schwerpunkt Ortsbestimmung und Navigation)

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