Title: An agent-based architecture for dynamic service provisioning in 3G mobile communication networks

Authors: C. Dou, Y.P. Chen

Addresses: Electrical Engineering Department, National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, 640 Touliu, Yunlin, Taiwan. ' Electrical Engineering Department, National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, 640 Touliu, Yunlin, Taiwan

Abstract: Mobile Agent Technology (MAT) has gained momentum in telecommunications, it allows for a more decentralised realisation of service control and management software by bringing control or management agents as close as possible to the mobile devices and/or the mobile users. This paper proposes a Mobile Agent (MA)-based architecture for dynamic service provisioning, which is a main characteristic of the Virtual Home Environment (VHE) concept, in 3G mobile networks. This paper has demonstrated the feasibility and the effectiveness of the proposed MA-based architecture for dynamic service provisioning in next generation mobile networks.

Keywords: dynamic service provisioning; GPRS; general packet radio services; mobile agents; mobile networks; 3G mobile communications; virtual home environment; dynamic services.

DOI: 10.1504/IJWMC.2010.035885

International Journal of Wireless and Mobile Computing, 2010 Vol.4 No.4, pp.251 - 263

Published online: 07 Oct 2010 *

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