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This chapter introduces the Ambient Network (AN) which is a network integration solution that aims at fostering dynamic co-operation between the next generation, heterogeneous wireless and wired networks, in order to gather resources within and across networks to provide new services to end users. First, it depicts the main characteristics of AN before describing the Ambient Control Space, which is the space where functional entities managing the networks and the services are active, and the interfaces. Then it focuses on the SATO (Service-aware Adaptive Transport Overlays), which is a service overlay networks deployed on top of the underlying heterogeneous physical networks and tailored according to the services' requirements and users' context. This chapter aims at giving the readers a good overview of what Ambient networks are since they will be present in the next years everywhere. © 2011, IGI Global.
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