EUROSPEECH 2001 Scandinavia
7th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Aalborg, Denmark
September 3-7, 2001


3G Mobile Networks and Mobile Internet as a Promotor for New Applications - Challenges to Industry and Universities

Stefan Dobler, Hans Hermansson, Tor-Björn Minde

Ericsson Research - Audio Visual Technology, Sweden

The intention of this article is to stimulate the discussion of relationships between university and industry research, especially regarding to applications in future 3rd generation mobile networks. Upcoming 3rd generation mobile networks will be briefly reviewed with respect to required speech technologies. 3G brings together high-speed radio access and IP-based services into one, powerful environment thus enabling to realize Mobile Internet. New location based services expand the capabilities of the traditional Internet, underlining that Mobile Internet is not just about making the Internet mobile. The characteristics of mobile terminals (small size, small keyboard) and the network (data rate) require e.g. automatic speech recognition with high demands on noise robustness, to create convenient user interfaces for the terminals as well as for services. On the other side, wide spread use of mobile communication opens opportunities for speech technologies for the mass market. New applications such as location-based services (e.g. finding nearest cinema and streaming of movie trailers) require to merge different technologies to catalyze these applications and to make them a success. Up to now this symbiosis is not sufficiently reflected in traditional collaboration between research at universities and in industry. An example to motivate interdisciplinary information exchange are the 'Ericsson University Days', which is a regular workshop of Ericsson research with its university partners.

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Bibliographic reference.  Dobler, Stefan / Hermansson, Hans / Minde, Tor-Björn (2001): "3g mobile networks and mobile internet as a promotor for new applications - challenges to industry and universities", In EUROSPEECH-2001, P7-10.