Smart Wireless Networking for Green ICT

The traffic explosion in mobile internet puts new challenges on future mobile access networks. Forecasts predict 50 billion connected devices and a required thousand‐fold increase in network capacity. Such future wireless access networks will enable the intelligent society in which humans and devices can be connected anywhere at any time and with anything, and this will be an important enabler of other Eco innovations that can benefit from various kind of information. Still, there is a need to reduce the environmental impact of mobile communication systems by intelligently deploying new wireless nodes where users are, in order to optimally use energy and equipment. It is also important to jointly optimize capacity, user experience and energy efficiency by efficient resource allocation. To this end, this project targets smart wireless networking for green Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), with a special focus in the Swedish consortium on how to best serve users on public transportation vehicles such as trains, buses and trams, since these environments constitute natural hot spots. Integrating moving cells/networks in wireless access networks can enable full control of the Quality of Service (QoS), and at the same time improve the capacity and energy efficiency of the wireless access networks. Efficient communication in vehicles can increase the attractiveness of public transportation compared to transportation alternatives such as air planes and private cars.

Partner organizations

  • Icomera (Private, Sweden)
  • Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT) (Academic, China)
  • Ericsson AB (Private, Sweden)
Start date 30/11/2013
End date The project is closed: 30/11/2015

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