Recently IEEE ComSoc Technology News published a list of hot technologies foreseen in 2017. We are proud to notice that our research is addressing one of the biggest topics foreseen during this year defined “Spectrum allocation becomes not boring“.
In fact, the Wi-5 project is currently developing cooperative mechanisms to optimise available Wi-Fi spectrum through deploying novel smart functionalities into APs addressing radio spectrum congestion, current usage inefficiency and high interference. The innovative solutions developed in the context of the project are demonstrated by our track-record of publications and the great interest it has received from the research community and industry alike. Hopefully will also contribute to one of the top10 biggest communication trends in 2017 mentioned by the IEEE ComSoc Technology News:
2017 will officially become the year when talking about spectrum policy at parties will become not boring. OK, so we have 5G and millimeter wave but that is not the most exciting part for the ordinary engineer. 2017 will provide us all with an opportunity to think of new ways to manage spectrum beyond the simple split of shared or owned. The pressure on sub 6G spectral use in particular will force us to start thinking more creatively in our attempts to achieve that 1000X “perceived” capacity goal. massive MIMO will allow us to manage interference spatially in a way we never have done before and allow new thinking in what it means to share spectrum in both frequency and space.