yesThe current Internet architecture appears to\ud not be particularly suited to addressing the\ud emerging needs of new classes of users who wish\ud to gain access to multimedia services made available\ud by ISPs, regardless of their location, while\ud in motion and with a guaranteed level of quality.\ud One of the main objectives of so-called nextgeneration\ud systems is to overcome the limitations\ud of today¿s available Internet by adopting an\ud approach based on the integration of different\ud mobile and fixed networks. The SUITED project\ud moves in this direction since it aims at contributing\ud to the design and deployment of the global\ud mobile broadband system (GMBS), a unique\ud satellite/terrestrial infrastructure ensuring\ud nomadic users access to Internet services with a\ud negotiated QoS. A description of the main features\ud of the GMBS architecture, characterized\ud by the integration of a multisegment access network\ud with a federated ISP network is given in\ud this article. The GMBS multimode terminal is\ud schematically described, and an overview of the\ud so-called QoS-aware mobility management\ud scheme, devised for such a heterogeneous scenario,is provided
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