The research project FLAVIA (FLexible Architecture for Virtualizable wireless future Internet Access) has concluded with “excellent” results according to the final overall technical project assessment review performed by the European Commission (EC).
A new research study claims that the design of algorithms over Distributed Opportunistic Scheduling (DOS) systems brings high benefits in the performance of wireless networks. The implementation of opportunistic techniques allows to fully exploit the available resources in many realistic scenarios.
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A study proposes a new 802.11 MAC mechanism for improving the performance in WLANs when voice traffic is present. In practice, VoIPiggy doubles the capacity of a WLAN when voice calls come into play.
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The new research program, to be carried out in cooperation with Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, will develop models and technologies for reducing power consumption across LAN, WAN and the data center.
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The story of the development of wireless local area networks (WLAN) is a good example of how a research project can open the doors to a whole new industry. Back in the 70s, a research team at the University of Hawaii was unsatisfied with the data connections over the telephone network that they used to access the central computers from remote locations. They envisioned a wireless network that transmitted digital data using radio communications. And they built it.
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Although wireless communication, especially on the frontier-like ISM band, is fraught with hidden dangers, the vendors working together in the IEEE and Wi-Fi Alliance have managed to successfully shepherd wireless LAN technology from humble beginnings to the reasonably reliable high performance we enjoy today.
An award-winning study tackles the challenge of energy saving in wireless cellular networks, proposing innovative solutions for energy performance optimization and a holistic approach to further research and development on this topic of fundamental socio-economic importance.
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The CARMEN project will allow the provision of carrier-grade services over wireless mesh networks comprised of heterogenous radio technologies, meaning more available, easier-to-deploy services at lower cost.
Institute IMDEA Networks is to participate in FLAVIA, a new project that aims to enable wireless networks to rapidly evolve to suit new demands.