Design of a multimedia content-delivery service architecture for 3rd generation networks

Andrea Calvagna

The Virtual Home Environment (VHE) has been introduced as an abstract concept enabling users to access and personalize their subscribed services whatever the terminal they use and whatever the underlying network used. Much effort is currently being spent upon the challenging task to provide an architectural solution and an implementation of the VHE, providing ubiquitous service availability, personalised user interfaces and session mobility, while users are roaming or changing their equipment. In this paper we present a multimedia delivery service, one of the VHE services selected to demonstrate its features, showing its interconnection with the so far defined VESPER VHE architecture.