A PLATFORM FOR USER GENERATED MULTIMEDIA COMMUNICATION SERVICES

Authors

  • NIKLAS BLUM Fraunhofer Institute FOKUS
  • THOMAS MAGEDANZ Fraunhofer Institute FOKUS
  • HORST STEIN Deutsche Telekom Laboratories
  • INGO WOLF Deutsche Telekom Laboratories

Keywords:

Service Creation Environment, Service Delivery Platform, Service Modelling, Next Generation Network, Service Oriented Architecture, Mash-up

Abstract

Existing telecommunications networks and classical roles of operators are subject to fundamental change. Many network operators are currently seeking for new sources to generate revenue by exposing network capabilities to third party service providers. At the same time we can observe that applications in the World Wide Web (WWW) are becoming more mature in terms of communications functionality and the definition of APIs that are offered towards other services. The combinations of those services are commonly referred to as Web 2.0 mash-ups. Rapid service design and creation becomes therefore important to meet the requirements in a changing technology and competitive market environment. This paper describes our approach to enable a service creation environment for complex, orchestrated real-time communications services through a service broker on top of Next Generation Networks (NGN) to combine the emerging web/telecommunications service space with existing network provider infrastructures.

 

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