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.