A dual-mode smart controller for personal communication networks and LAN-like broadband wireless network
Original Publication Date: 2001-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jul-23
Kurt Aretz: AUTHOR [+3]
The addressed problem is related to bridging and routing between LAN-like broadband wireless net- works (W-Network 1) and personal public communi- cations networks (W-Network 2). W-Network 1 is assumed to serve delimited areas with a concentration of users producing on average low-medium traffic amount with high peaks. On the contrary W-Network 2 is assumed to serve many different environments and support on average low-medium traffic amount with low-concentrated users. The aim is to optimize the quality of data exchange between couples of us- ers, each belonging to a different network, also in the perspective of different network operators (Fig. 1).
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A dual-mode smart controller forpersonal communication networksand LAN-like broadband wirelessnetwork
Idee: Kurt Aretz, Anholt;
Edgar Bolinth, Mönchengladbach;Giancarlo Lombardi, Bocholt
The addressed problem is related to bridging androuting between LAN-like broadband wireless net-works (W-Network 1) and personal public communi-cations networks (W-Network 2). W-Network 1 isassumed to serve delimited areas with a concentrationof users producing on average low-medium trafficamount with high peaks. On the contrary W-Network2 is assumed to serve many different environmentsand support on average low-medium traffic amountwith low-concentrated users. The aim is to optimizethe quality of data exchange between couples of us-ers, each belonging to a different network, also in theperspective of different network operators (Fig. 1).
A typical solution is depicted in Fig. 1. The datacoming from a wireless user of W-Network 2 goesthrough Operator 2 Backbone Network, comes toOperator 1 Backbone Network, either through a dedi-cated gateway or through normal Inter-network, andfinally to the destination wireless user of W-Network1. The difficulty of this solution lies in gateway plan-ning on fixed network and/or in using the Internet forcommunication between backbones. In any case thecommunication has to go through two backbones.
In W-Network 2 data are gathered by wireless usersthrough Central Controllers, serving a limited space(...