Mobile Innovations Forecast - Phase II, New Technological Capabilities

Virtual context: Connecting two worlds

This third article in Phase II: New technological capabilities of the Mobile Innovations Forecast (MIF), focuses on the continuous information exchange between the digital and physical worlds that creates the virtual context of the end user. It is concerned with how the networking requirements of contextually aware and intelligent services will enable this dynamic environment.

Making such an experience robust and seamless to the user requires significant network bandwidth. However, raw capacity alone is not sufficient to enable diverse mass-market contextual services. Networks must become flexible enough to not only provide various levels of quality of service but also handle security and other back-end services.

To learn more about how networks are changing to meet the needs of service providers and the end user, read or download the full article.