This paper will describe roles and market actors enabling new forms of co-operation and competition using Ambient Networks technology and concepts. According to the AmbientNetworks vision â€œanyâ€ user will be able to connect to â€œanyâ€ network, which will challenge traditional â€œone operator â€“ one subscriberâ€ solutions. Ambient Networks will stimulate an unbundled value network but will also facilitate the dynamic and flexible way of doing business in an environment with many access and service providers. The roles described in more detail in this paper are the Local Access Provider, Access Aggregator, Access Broker, Trusted Third Party, ClearingHouse, Compensation Service Provider and Service Aggregator.
Rietkerk, Oscar; Huitema, George; and Markendahl, Jan, " Business roles enabled by Ambient Networking to provide access for anyone to any network and service" (2008). All Sprouts Content. 165.