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Wireless Pers Commun DOI 10.1007/s11277-007-9424-7

Summary: Wireless Pers Commun
DOI 10.1007/s11277-007-9424-7
QoS-Aware Network-supported Architecture
to Distribute Application Flows over Multiple Network
Interfaces for B3G Users
Qi Wang Tobias Hof Fethi Filali
Robert Atkinson John Dunlop Eric Robert
Leire Aginako
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC. 2007
Abstract Users in the Beyond-Third-Generation (B3G) wireless system expect to receive
ubiquitous communication services with customised quality-of-service (QoS) commitments
for different applications, preferably in a way as transparent as possible. Ideally, flows belong-
ing to diverse applications can be automatically and optimally distributed (or handed off)
among the most appropriate access networks for multihomed users. To contribute to realising
this vision, we propose a novel architecture to achieve QoS-aware policy-based flow handoffs
for multihomed users, especially those equipped with more than a single personal device. In
this architecture, advanced network intelligence enables a personal gateway to handle flow
distributions dynamically for all the devices behind it according to the applications' QoS
requirements and the current available network resources. The essential procedures in this
Q. Wang (B) R. Atkinson J. Dunlop


Source: Atkinson, Robert C - Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Strathclyde


Collections: Engineering