LatinCon06 - Digital Cities and Open MANs: A New Communications Paradigm (LatinCon06 - Digital Cities and Open MANs: A New Communications Paradigm)

Leonardo de Souza Mendes (lmendes@decom.fee.unicamp.br), Mauricio Luis Bottoli (bottoli@decom.fee.unicamp.br), Gean Davis Breda (gean@decom.fee.unicamp.br)


Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Unicamp)
This paper appears in: Revista IEEE América Latina

Publication Date: Aug. 2010
Volume: 8,   Issue: 4 
ISSN: 1548-0992


Abstract:
Digital cities can be defined as a highly interactive digital communication environment built to mimic the behavior of real cities. Open access metropolitan area networks (Open MANs) are communication networks built to allow universal access of city's population to a single digital multimedia communication network. The goal of this paper is to discuss the impact in the community when delivering digital cities solutions upon the universal access scenario of the Open MANs. We also present results obtained of deployment of such solutions in some Brazilian cities and the perspectives for this project in Brasil in the coming years.

Index Terms:
Convergent Networks, Digital Cities, Multimedia networks, Open Access Metropolitan Networks, Universal Access Networks.   


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