Distributed information service architecture for overlapping multiaccess networks

Jukka Mäkelä (Corresponding Author), Markus Luoto, Tiia Sutinen, Konstantinos Pentikousis

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Multimedia delivery in mobile multiaccess network environments has emerged as a key area within the future Internet research domain. When network heterogeneity is coupled with the proliferation of multiaccess capabilities in mobile handheld devices, one can expect many new avenues for developing novel services and applications. New mechanisms for audio/video delivery over multiaccess networks will define the next generation of major distribution technologies, but will require significantly more information to operate according to their best potential. In this paper we present and evaluate a distributed information service, which can enhance media delivery over such multiaccess networks. We describe the proposed information service, which is built upon the new distributed control and management framework (DCMF) and the mobility management triggering functionality (TRG). We use a testbed which includes 3G/HSPA, WLAN and WiMAX network accesses to evaluate our proposed architecture and present results that demonstrate its value in enhancing video delivery and minimizing service disruption in an involved scenario.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)289-306
Number of pages18
JournalMultimedia Tools and Applications
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2011
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • Mobility management
  • Multiaccess
  • Event service
  • Information service

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