Interconnection of open infrastructure for validation of new generation mobile services: quality of service, business models and management models
The convergence that are experiencing networks and applications in the industry of Information and Communication Technologies and the increasing complexity that characterizes the new value chains are a reality that has confronted the developers of advanced applications and services. This new paradigm is shifting the focus and value from technologies and network connectivity to applications and content.
This new reality has made that business systems and testing laboratories are experiencing a radical change in concept and structure from a single-level network structures tend to increasingly complex architectures that support advanced multi-service provision for multi-terminal and multi-technology.
Compared to the traditional infrastructure defined, directed and managed by individual and private network operators, technology providers and services, a need for open testing laboratories is emerging. This need is not just a trend of R & D is an economic reality that industrial demand for open structures such as a solution to the rising costs of the testing process. The costs in the testing process is usually associated with the following:
- Infraestructure costs.
- Cost for setting up and implementing the infraestructure.
- Costs for infraestructure maintenance.
- Cost of tools sor automating the testing process.
- Customization tools.
As the number of networks on which content is distributed and operate advanced services that exploit the cost and complexity becomes huge and inasumibles. The only solution to the escalation of such complex structures is evidence of collaboration and openness to various infrastructure and testing services, coordinated in a federal laboratory.
The concept, though simple in its description has major challenges to its implementation. What's more, the change in the perception of value by the end user - from connectivity to the service - which makes this type of laboratory should provide new tools to support the analysis of usability and user experience and of course, the sustainability of business models for services assessed in the open laboratory.
The Neurona project has been cofunded by the Spanish Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Commerce under its National Plan of Scientific Research, Development and Technological Innovation 2008-2011 with reference number TSI-020501-2008-181.