OSGi is creating a new technical specification that is based on open standards and includes mechanisms for downloading of software from service providers, managing in- home application development cycles, security, remote management, and access to devices that are attached to the residential gateway.
To understand a complete end-to-end OSGi architecture model, you first need to be familiar with the model's main components:
Wide area network (WAN) and carrier/ISP
Local devices and networks
The relationships between these entities are shown diagrammatically in Figure 17.1.
The central component of the OSGi end-to-end architecture is the open services ...