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3G Multimedia Network Services, Accounting, and User Profiles

3G Multimedia Network Services, Accounting, and User Profiles by Freddy Ghys
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Here’s a cutting-edge book that offers you a comprehensive understanding of 3G multimedia network services and related architectures. This practical resource guides you in developing the services, charges and customer use data that will allow maximum profitability for your company. Covering both mobile and fixed networks, the book thoroughly explains 3G network standards, implementation architectures, charging principles, user profiles, and QoS and security considerations.

Presenting a very wide portfolio of current and future service possibilities, the book explains how to increase user awareness and facilitate the service usage by means of customization, self-learning user profiles and the community concept. From the evolution towards multimedia, the virtual home environment, and solutions for service provisioning, to charging and settlement relationships, logical user profile models, and end-to-end quality of service assurance mechanisms, this unique resource covers the critical areas you need to understand to be successful in today’s increasingly competitive marketplace.

Contents:

Preface. Acknowledgements.

3G Multimedia Services - Introductions and Definitions. Mobile Services, Relation Fixed And Mobile Services, Messaging, Picture Services, Multimedia Services, E-commerce, M-commerce, micro-payments, Entertainment Services, Service Discovery, Remote Services, Ambient Intelligence, Communities, Value Added Services Technology Evaluation. Service Architecture, Business Model, 3G Network Architecture, Service Architecture Challenges, 3GPP Standard Triggering Mechanism, OSA-Parlay Gateway, Business Model For Content Distribution.

Charging/Accounting for Multimedia Services - Revenue Generation. Charging Methods and Consequences. Standardized Charging Models and Protocols.

User Profiles in 3G Fixed and Mobile Networks - Introduction. Rationale. . Modeling Concepts and User Model as Root for UP.Logical Model, Data Description Methods, Ownership of UP. UP Access Server Architectures, Use Case, Resilience of UP. Management of UP. . UP Access Charging. Integration of different Networks and their UP, Migration Paths from 2G to 3G Networks, Examples of 3G Applications in UP. References and Standards.

Appendices. Glossary. About the Authors. Index.

Freddy Ghys is an expert system architect at Alcatel in Antwerp, Belgium. He holds an engineering degree in electronics from the Technicum in Antwerp and a post-graduate degree in information technologies from Alcatel University.

Marcel Mampaey is an expert system architect at Alcatel in Antwerp, Belgium. He holds an M.Sc. in electrical engineering from Université Libre de Bruxelles.

Michel Smouts has retired from his position as director of system design and architecture at Alcatel in Antwerp, Belgium. He holds a civil engineering degree in mechanics and electronics from the University of Louvain, Belgium.

Arto Vaaraniemi is a senior systems architect at Alcatel in Stuttgart, Germany. He received his M.Sc. in Telecommunications from the Technical University of Helsinki in Finland.

Artech House; September 2003
331 pages; ISBN 9781580536455
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Title: 3G Multimedia Network Services, Accounting, and User Profiles
Author: Freddy Ghys; Michel Smouts; Arto Vaaraniemi; Arto Vaaraniemi