18:10 11 January 2018
A project funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council is bringing together experts from the universities of Surrey and Southampton to develop connectivity for future wireless systems that will combine tens of billions of machine-driven devices. Experts agree that the three-year project will be critical to the success of 5G.
Professor Lie-Liang Yang, from Southampton’s department of Electronics and Computer Science, says, “Our vision for the future is that everything will be smart: smart homes and smart cities connected by smart transportation systems, smart healthcare, smart environments, and much more.”
“Achieving these objectives relies on a huge number of smart devices or machines acting in different roles, and most of them connected via the Internet of Things (IoT). Explicitly, most legacy designs for human-initiated mobile communication are not efficient for these device-centric IoT systems. With this project, we expect to investigate and design novel physical-layer and MAC techniques in order to meet the challenges. We hope our research results can be beneficial to vertical industries, subscribers, mobile operators and above all to the UK’s economic competitiveness and academic standing.”
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