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Title: Mobile4D platform
Authors: Botha, A
Makitla, I
Tolmay, JP
Ford, M
Seetharam, D
Butgereit, L
Ogunleye, O
Abouchabki, C
Keywords: Mobile telecommunications
Cellular infrastructure
Mobile4D platform
Africa telecommunications
Multiple access devices
IST Africa 2010
Issue Date: May-2010
Publisher: The authors
Citation: Botha, A, Makitla, I, Tolmay, JP et al. 2010. Mobile4D platform. IST Africa 2010, Durban, South Africa, 19-21 May 2010, pp 7
Abstract: The mobile telecommunications story in Africa and the developing world is a remarkable one. Africa's mobile cellular growth rate has been the highest of any region over the past 5 years, averaging close to 60% year on year. There have been large cellular infrastructure investments, which have enabled millions of people to communicate better. This paper looks at the various technical & operational considerations associated with creating a middleware platform for mobile services that will support different mobile paradigms (voice, text, multimedia, mobile web, applications) using a variety of communications protocols (SMS, USSD, MMS, Bluetooth, WAP data via GPRS/3G/HSDPA). This will enable the reusability of components, ensure scalability, support multiple access devices (from basic phones to more powerful smart phones, including traditional PCs), provide interoperability via different modes of access and will enable faster development time.
Description: IST Africa 2010, Durban, South Africa, 19-21 May 2010
URI: http://www.ist-africa.org/Conference2010
http://hdl.handle.net/10204/4110
ISBN: 978-1-905824-15-1
Appears in Collections:Human factors
CSIR information services
Infrastructure systems and operations
ICT in education, youth, gender
Mobile intelligent autonomous systems
General science, engineering & technology

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