Intelligent Network Architecture for Mobile Multimedia Communication


IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E77-B    No.9    pp.1073-1082
Publication Date: 1994/09/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section INVITED PAPER (Special Issue on Mobile Multimedia Communications)
mobile communications,  personal communications,  intelligent network (IN) ,  universal personal telecommunications (UPT),  asynchronous tranfer Mode (ATM),  multimedia services,  

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Development of a large-scale mobile communications network (IMN: Intelligent Mobile communications Network), as an infrastructure integrating multimedia functions, is indispensable for the support of future mobile communication services aiming toward "personalization," "intelligence," and "multimedia services." This paper discusses the aims of mobile communications and the outline of network technology aspects of PDC (Personal Digital Cellular) network which is currently in service. In addition, the future prospect of mobile communication technologies is discussed with special focuses on the support of universal mobility, network architecture including mobile communications platform, and multimedia technologies in the transport and access systems.