The major market growth area is mobile networking. From an already impressive 7 billion mobile connections and 1.6 billion mobile broadband subscriptions, the annual growth rate for mobile broadband connections is increasing by 40% worldwide and is showing an exponential growth in data traffic. This research area is focused on protocols and architectures to enable sustainable and cost-effective mobile access and to lead to the next generation of wireless networks (5G).
The following are some examples of research activities that we developed from theory to an experimental prototype, in this case to enable network slices in the 4G/5G RAN:
Reference Work from the research group
Dynamic Strict Fractional Frequency Reuse for Software-Defined 5G Networks Anteneh A. Gebremariam, Tingnan Bao, Domenico Siracusa, Tinku Rasheed, Fabrizio Granelli, Leonardo Goratti in: IEEE International Conference on Communications, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, May 23-27, 2016