Objectives | Technical Approach | Expected Results

The expected research results from the EVERST project, can be summarised as follows:

Further progress on the definition of advanced RRM mechanisms leading to an optimized usage of the different Radio Access technologies
Acknowledge and contribute to the definition of useful Common RRM strategies, where a pool of resources belonging to different technologies are commonly considered and commonly optimized.
Providing end-to-end QoS in an IP mobile access network. Define the interactions between a BB and the radio entities, in order to provide the adapted QoS to the service and to use in an optimal way the heterogeneity of the IP access network.

On the other hand, mobile communications will continue to be one of the most dynamic sector in nowadays and future economics. In such a competitive and standard-centric industrial environment, all issues related to implementation are of key importance because they constitute the differentiation elements among equipment manufacturers and, consequently, the door to successful product marketing. In that context, RRM/CRRM is one vital differentiation element in the framework of beyond 3G technologies, this being augmented by the inherent complexity to optimise the usage of a plethora of complementary systems.

Then, the commercial impact of the studies to be carried out within the project is expected to be viable in the years 2007-2010; from the much hoped-for commercial success of 3G networks until their full maturity. Until then, a major evolution is anticipated to happen in the way mobile networks will be jointly managed by operators and service providers. This process will be driven by the definite need to exploit end-to-end services at their full potential while minimising CAPEX and OPEX. The operator driven approach selected for the proposal is coherent with the aforementioned mid- and long term focus. It ensures that the project will provide its results at a suitable time.