(IJCSIS) International Journal of Computer Science and Information Security,Vol. 9, No.4, April 2011
An Investigation of QoS in Ubiquitous Network Environments
Aaqif Afzaal Abbasi, Mureed Hussain
— Quality of Service (QoS) provisioning isa critical issue when it is applied to networks,consisting of different Architectures, Schemas andTechnologies. The Resource Reservation ControlMechanisms and the ability of Priority Assignmentup to desired Performance levels are must forensuring QoS Standards. The paper briefly reviewsQoS framework Architectures and derive theirshortcomings for improvement in Degradation/ Attenuation and Network Service CongestionControl issues in Ubiquitous NetworkEnvironments.
: QoS, Ubiquitous, Mobility, Handover,Performance, HeterogenousNetworks.
As Network technologies, Services andApplications are developing rapidly; the aim hasshifted from market capturing and financial goalsto delivering Quality of Service (QoS) that isbetter or equal to its previous technology andlegacy equipment.The Service provider networks have trustedbrands for which maintenance is critical. Thechallenge of making communication simpler andcheaper, with its availability and flexibility toadapt to new technology/ service environments,gave rise to ubiquitous networked computinginfrastructures.It is considered , that the recent evolution inwireless networks would help in utilizingdifferent access technologies like theWLAN(standard 802.11x), WWANs such asGeneral Packet Radio Service (GPRS), UniversalMobile Telecommunications System (UMTS),Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) andWiMAX (World Wide Interoperability forMicrowave Access), Wireless Mesh Networksand other emerging access technologies. Themain focus of collaboration of miscellaneouswireless technologies is providing Ubiquitousaccess to highly demanded services. Each one of above mentioned technology has its ownspecification in term of QoS level, Coveragearea, Bandwidth, Congestion control mechanismand Cost. The incoming Mobile Terminals(MTs), like the smart phones and PDAs, wouldbe capable of Multimode Access Interface insupporting different types of radio accesstechnologies on single equipment .Qualities of Service (QoS) parameters are keyfactor in development of new technologies. TheQoS specifications and Interoperability basedQoS parameters are gaining importance asnetworks become interconnected and a largenumber of operators and providers interact todeliver communications using one-for-allinfrastructure.The fast induction of cellular systems in ournormal life, in addition to the large scale Internetbandwidth consumption has made us think forconvergence mechanism trend for supportingInternet mobile users .In this paper, we shall study the researchbeing performed for QoS enhancement inUbiquitous Networks. The papers reviewed wereanalyzed for common problems being faced inQoS achievement. Section 2 briefly explains thework conducted, in comparison to their derivedresults summary. Section 3 will judge reviewedpapers in context of Strengths and Limitations.We will conclude this paper Section 4 and woulddirect guidelines for future in Section 5.II.
The paper reviews Quality of ServiceInfrastructures for Ubiquitous Network Environments in prospect of Efficiency,Authenticity and Compatibility. The work underlines the research being done in deliveringQuality of Services for WWANs, PersonalUbiquitous Environments, Wireless MeshNetworks and GPRS based technologies.In , the authors explore the design of anefficient imperative handover mechanism usingthe Y-Comm Framework. It also underlines thedevelopment of a new test bed to furtherinvestigate the proposed mechanism.The paper explored the reactive policies byusing the Cambridge Wireless Test bed withsimulations results.