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LAKE Communications and the Waterford Institute of Technology - FP7

19 April 2012
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Project: Daidalos

Designing Advanced Network Interfaces for the Delivery and Administration of Location Independent, Optimised Personal Services

The days of telecoms companies merely building mobile phone base stations are long gone. Now operators are racing to build powerful Third generation (3G) networks that transmit not just voice but also data, while also installing so-called Wi-Fi wireless internet hotspots in areas like hotels and cafes. As standalone technologies, both 3G and Wi-Fi work well, with service delivery and long-established billing mechanisms in place. But the trick, according to researchers, is to create an architecture that will allow users to connect wirelessly using the "best" standard for a given job. Taking up this
challenge are LAKE Communications, the Waterford Institute of Technology and 45 other research institutions and businesses, through the FP6 funded project DAIDALOS

It's easiest to think of different wireless technologies like different modes of travel. A trip from Paris to Moscow is best made on a jetliner, while a car or train is more efficient for travelling from Dublin to Kilkenny. Technology such as will allow users to connect wirelessly using the "best" standard for a given job. Taking up this challenge are LAKE Communications, the Waterford Institute of Technology and institutions and businesses, through the FP6 funded project DAIDALOS