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Handovers for Ubiquitous and optimal broadband connectivity among Cooperative Networking Environments
HURRICANE focuses on the key research and technological development challenge to investigate, design, implement, validate and propose for standardization, inter-system handover operations among various radio cooperative networking environments (3G, WLAN, WIMAX and DVB) that are going to formulate future/near future business cases for both broadcasters and telecom operators in the context of a Fixed-mobile convergence (FMC) communications environment. HURRICANE is going to assist various standardization efforts to formulate an optimized handover operational framework towards the formulation of next generation networks where Europe has to obtain a key leadership role.
IQUADRAT was subcontracted by MTN to assist in the scenario definition and the framework definition for handover design, implementation and validation. IQUADRAT has also implemented Vertical Handover procedures at the network side, and to validate them through the HURRICANE handover framework at MTN testbed. IQUADRAT was WP leader for the Integration WP.
Partners: NCSR Demokritos, University of the Aegean, Instituto Telecomunicacoes IT, PTiN, PDMFC, BSOFT, Rhode&Schwarz, MTN.