Advanced Mobile Services



PROJECT TITLE: SAM (Advanced Mobile Services)

MCyT, TIC2002-04531-C04 (Ministerio de Ciencia y Tecnología), FEDER

DURATION: December 2002 - November 2005


KEYWORDS: New Generation Internet, Mobility, Cordless Access, Macromobility, Micromobility, Service Quality, QoS, IPv6, Multicast and Security

The goal of the SAM project is the design, experimentation and evaluation of architectures of an Internet network with mobility support. The project will create a network testbed by interconnecting wireless access demonstrators in the participating institutions through Red Iris 2. The following access technologies will be considered as a minimum: Wireless LANs, GPRS or UMTS. The testbed will be used to study, experiment and validate solutions to the following unresolved problems:

- Mobile access over second and third generation wireless links.
- Macromobility protocols.
- Micromobility protocols.
- Provision of QoS in a mobile context.
- IPv6 usage in a mobile context.
- Multicast in a mobile context.
- User mobility: globalization of session management.
- Provision of Security.

The project will implement, compare and validate the proposed solutions over this network testbed and will propose new solutions for the unresolved problems. The validation in real working conditions will be performed with real time synchronous collaboration services, such as the tele-meeting and teletraining services of the Isabel application. Those services are considered the most adequate for this purpose; due to the demanding operating requirements and to the benefits that mobility can offer to them. The SAM project is a continuation of the SABADOS project of the Spanish National Research Program on Information and Communication Technologies and has the objective of exploring the evolution paths for including mobility in the Spanish academic research network. SAM will take as starting point the results of SABADOS, including the already developed service platform, as well as the solutions proposed and validated for adding next generation Internet features to the present Internet architecture. The platform will be enhanced with mobility, mew proposals will be developed and special emphasis will be put on submitting results to standards organisation, in particular the IETF.