METIS, Mobile and wireless communications Enablers for the Twenty-twenty (2020) Information Society, is a large EU co-funded research project starting in November 2012. The project objective is to respond to societal challenges for the year 2020 and beyond by laying the foundation for the next generation of the mobile and wireless communications system. METIS is a consortium of 29 partners spanning telecommunications manufacturers, network operators, the automotive industry and academia. Wireless@KTH is participating with researchers from the School of ICT and the School of EES is one of the partners in METIS.
METIS, Mobile and wireless communications Enablers for the Twenty-twenty (2020) Information Society, is a large EU co-funded research project starting in November 2012. The project objective is to respond to societal challenges for the year 2020 and beyond by laying the foundation for the next generation of the mobile and wireless communications system. METIS is a consortium of 29 partners spanning telecommunications manufacturers, network operators, the automotive industry and academia. KTH and School of ICT is one of the partners in METIS.
Download the Metis project Press Release (pdf 121 kB)
The issue of bad Internet coverage on trains is discussed in an article in Upsala Nya Tidning. Train commuters resent not having uninterrupted access to the web whils travelling on popular distances such as Stockholm-Uppsala. Telia and SJ will extend the 4G network at some distances, including Stockholm-Uppsala, but will this mean that commuters are in for a smoother surf experience? Read what Wireless@KTH Director Claes Beckman has to say about it:
If you plan to submit a paper to the workshop on Green broadband access att ICC 2013 in Budapest, June 9-13 2013, remember that the deadline is January 10 2013!
About the workshop:
Common predictions show that by the year 2015 the traffic traversing the access segment will be 25-30 times larger than today. Extrapolating this trend to 2020 would yield a thousand-fold increase in traffic.
Meeting this demand, with today’s wireless and fixed broadband access solutions, would lead to an unacceptable increase in the network power consumption. For this reason, finding a way to lower the energy consumption of the access segment is a problem whose solution is of the outmost importance as we speak.
This workshop aims at creating a forum where experts from both academia and industry will have an opportunity to present and discuss the latest advances in the field of green broadband access networks where both wired and wireless access solutions will be covered.
Researchers at KTH and collaborating institutions are invited to submit proposals for funding of small projects. Of particular interest are projects that involve SME:s, projects that could attract new partners and have the potential to lead to future Wireless@KTH-projects in cooperation between industry partners of the center.
For this call, The Wireless@KTH Program Committee decided to propose funding the following projects. The Director of the center decided in agreement with the proposal.
|“gDAS – Green solutions for dynamic Distributed Antenna Systems“
Project leader: Mats Nilson, KTH/ICT
| “A DTN/WSN infrastructure for data distribution and environmental monitoring in communication challenged areas”
Project group: Markus Hidell, Hervé Ntareme, Peter Sjödin, Robert Olsson, Björn Pehrson, KTH/ICT,
|“Mobila betalningar integrerade med mervärdestjänster (MOBIMER)”
Project leader: Jan Markendahl, KTH/ICT
On Tuesday September 25, ICT Contact and Attentec invite all interested to a seminar event on M2M, in the Forum building in Kista. There will be speakers from Telenor, Cinterion and Actia Nordic – not to mention Jan Markendahl from Wireless@KTH. The seminars will be held in English.
– Download invitation (in English)
– Visit ICT Contact’s event list (in Swedish)
Today, using your mobile phone to pay for something is not that common in Sweden. Although there are several pilot projects out there, including one with the four major operators Telenor, Tele2, Telia and 3 (WyWallet), there is yet no dominant actor in this market.
Niklas Arvidsson, KTH and Jan Markendahl, Wireless@KTH, both researchers within this area, contribute this to several factors: “There is no urgent neeed for new mobile payment solutions. Swedish people are happy to use their credit cards and have a difficult time seeing the advantage with mobile payments”, says Jan Markendahl. Niklas Arvidsson also concludes that the new mobile payment solutions need to compete with credit card ditos, when it comes to speed, price, accessibility and security, but finds it very exciting to see where the industry is heading.
The research within this area includes the design and analysis of services, technical systems and infrastructure for mobile payment solutions in an overall business context. In the analysis, technical aspects like service design and network architecture, functionality, performance and costs are combined with market related aspects like competition, market structure, business models, distribution of functionality and the value offered to end-users and service providers.
The KTH School of Information and Communication Technology is now looking for PhD student in the above area. The position is with the Department of Communication Systems (CoS), Radio Systems Laboratory at Electrum, Kista.
The starting date date is open for discussion and the application deadline is October 8.
The QUASAR paper “Impact of deployment costs and spectrum prices on the business viability of mobile broadband using TV White Space” was voted the best paper by the reviewers at Crowncom 2012 in Stockholm, June 18-19. The authors where Jan Markendahl, Pamela Gonzales and Bengt Mölleryd from KTH and the paper is part of the business feasability analysis soon to be reported in full in public deliverable D1.3. Here on the photo on the left we see Jan (middle) together with Pamela. TPC chairman Riku Jäntti (left) delivered the diploma at the Crowncom Banquet.