In a Full Service Broadband network, these two service paradigms are combined, providing users with services anywhere and from any device. Users can authenticate themselves and reach all their services from any device. A device can either connect through a mobile access or a fixed access, enabling a transparent experience, i.e. the same or very similar. Devices connected to the residential LAN are reachable also from devices on the move, enabling transparent access to e.g. stored media (figure below). All these features needs to be enabled in ways that are simple enough for the average user, available more or less plug-and-play.
Full Service Broadband Architecture
A network architecture is required that can enable these new capabilities in a way that is cost efficient for operators and affordable and simple enough for the users. Such architecture has the following characteristics:
To reach the desired economies-of-scale and interoperability, such an architecture must be based on open protocols. IETF protocols such as Mobile IP, Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) and RADIUS/Diameter are essential components along with e.g. IMS, TISPAN RACS and 3GPP System Architecture Evolution (SAE).
Delivering broadband everywhere: the broadband market is undergoing a revolution but requires adaptable solutions if broadband is to become ubiquitous. The ability to deliver full service broadband demands technology leadership and an end-to-end strategy.(ITU Preview: Ericsson Viewpoint)
Oct 01, 2006; Ericsson is positioning itself as a leader in broadband by offering full-service broadband solutions based on its leadership in...