The Managed Wireless for Smart Infrastructure use case is seen as an example of smart infrastructure developments. While current infrastructures are limited in terms of (remote) configurability and service differentiation, smart infrastructures will use a service oriented view. This is a novel view where services, devices and systems will interconnect to provide added value or functionality, e.g. trusted connections in case of medical data, or secure and reliable communications in case of an alarm. Wireless communication has opened up a whole new dimension, with e.g. IoT connectivity for cooperating cyber physical systems.
We assume that there are already numerous different wireless sensors and actuator networks (“legacy networks”) from different providers and different administrative domains, which have to be connected to each other in order to provide added value and new services and applications.
However, these networks and systems are generally not homogenous and hardly are able to interact with each other.