Provided by: Science & Engineering Research Support soCiety (SERSC)
Date Added: Nov 2009
Due to the characteristics of wireless mobile networks (e.g., node mobility, request fluctuation and poor Quality-of-Service (QoS)), operators as well as service and content providers must cooperate to satisfy their customers. One of the solutions is the dynamic reconfiguration of service platforms, which is a real-time operation made on an initial configuration to improve the QoS parameters of the platform. Reconfiguration can be done by software means, and it can be material or logical, meaning that it may affect the physical or software components of the platform, the physical links or also the transmitted information, without deteriorating the SLAs contracts signed between customers and operators.