Evolution of Mobile Services: An Analysis of Current Architectures with Prospect to Future [chapter]

Ivar Jørstad, Schahram Dustdar, Do van Thanh
2004 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
With the advent of the Internet and the plurality and variety of fancy applications it brought with it, the demand for more advanced services on cellular phones is increasingly becoming urgent. Unfortunately, so far the introduction of new enabling technologies did not succeed in boosting new services. The adoption of Internet services has shown to be more difficult due to the difference between the Internet and the mobile telecommunication system. The goal of this paper is to examine the
more » ... teristics of the mobile system and to clarify the constraints that are imposed on existing mobile services. The paper will also investigate successively the enabling technologies and the improvements they brought. Most importantly, the paper will identify their limitations and capture the fundamental requirements for future mobile service architectures namely openness, separation of service logic and content, multi-domain services, personalisation, Personal Area Network (PAN)-based services and collaborative services. Introduction With digitalisation, the difference between telecommunication and computer networking is fading and the same technologies are used in both fields. However, the convergence does not progress as rapidly as expected. Moving applications and services from one field to the other has proven to be very difficult or in many cases impossible. The explanation is that although the technologies in use are rather similar there are crucial differences in architecture and concepts. The paper starts with a study of how mobile services are implemented in mobile telecommunication systems and an identification of their limitations.
doi:10.1007/978-3-540-30188-2_10 fatcat:bk4fldm7u5hhvecjl5mcbnitvy