Beyond 3G Testbed

The BIB3R network infrastructure is analogous to that of a future network provider, where services and solutions already existing today for this upcoming heterogeneous environment can be tested and developed. Based on this infrastructure, solutions for mobility support and management of heterogeneous networks are developed.

Thus, issues such as the following are gaining importance:

  • mobility management
  • quality of service (QoS)
  • AAA (authentication, authorization, and accounting)
  • integration of packet switched and circuit switched networks

On top of this infrastructure the MASP Serviceware Framework is developed which has to satisfy the requirements of future trends. The Serviceware Framework supports the service developer in all phases of development and presentation of mobile services namely: analysis, design, implementation, test und deployment.

A process model guarantees the efficiency und effectiveness of the development. The mobile services of the Next Generation must fulfill a range of features such as:

  • security
  • device independence
  • adaptivity
  • personalization
  • context awareness
  • community support
  • extensibility

just to name a few.

Those features are kept in mind during the development of the serviceware framework in order to assure that mobile services are equipped with the desired features. A high reusability is also guaranteed by making the feature implementation modular and component-based.

 

The components of the testbed include:

  • UMTS / GPRS
  • Flarion
  • WiMax
  • WLAN
  • IPv6 / IPv4
  • RADIUS / DIAMETER
  • SIP
  • QoS Mechanisms

BIB3R Testbed is currently being used in the Perimeter project. Testbed federation allows connection to external testbeds.