Technology-independent access selection based on application requirements and network conditions
2010 (English)Patent (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
A system and a method allowing a user terminal (18) in a network to simultaneously access a plurality of radio based access networks (19, 20) of diverse access technologies. Characteristic features of the invention are access selection adapters (22, 23), each one associated with a respective radio based access network, and an access technology independent access selector (26). An access adapter has means (32) for receiving access technology dependant information from its respective access network and means (31) for translating the information into access technology independent status information. The access selector comprises an access selection algorithm (33) interacting with applications (27) resident in the user terminal and with each access adapter for selection of a radio access network based on an individual QoS profile associated with each respective application and on said access technology independent status information. The invention also relates to a method for service scheduling.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-204447OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-204447DiVA: diva2:1084550