Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 November 2010 09:43
The mobility foresight project is the 2010 follow up on earlier scenario process works carried out in 1998 and 2001. The aim is to create a platform for discussion and a setting for the subsequent strategy work intended for the Wireless@KTH research department and also for the wider KTH research community.
The key question formulated early in the project: “Which research areas shall be prioritized in order for Wireless@KTH to continue to be a successful player in education and research within the mobile area?”, served as a handle bar through the project work and also aided in delimiting the work. But even so, there is general knowledge to be gained from the scenarios, knowledge that can be inspiring, interesting and relevant to other actors inside and outside of academia.
Four scenarios were created based on two dividing issues concerning market landscape and technology development ideals. The first was whether new technology will be developed primarily with a human centric design (as is the case today) or if the new growth in machine to machine based communication will lead over to a new machine centric design paradigm? The other dividing factor concerned the global market structure; will it be fragmented and chaotic by regulators and new technology opportunities, or will it become more even and equal all over the globe?
The Vinnova Greencom project goal is to improve coverage and wireless wideband for the Green Industry, i.e. Forestry, Prospecting, Farming and Reindeer breeding.
Greencom takes a focus in the forest industry field machinery, but is clearly applicable for rural vehicles in general. The aim is to improve the mobile IT services for these vehicles.
AWBA - Affordable Wireless Broadband Access
This tele-economic research project intends to extend the concepts developed in the EU funded Ambient Networks project and the Vinnova project Novel Access Provisioning. We believe that wireless broad band for public Internet access will be widely adopted if it is perceived as ´affordable´. The amount of data is 100 1000 times larger compared to voice services but customers will not pay 100-1000 times more. In this research project we will identify and analyze solutions where low cost local networks are integrated in traditional cellular network in order to offload traffic in known and fixed locations and hence decrease the need for deployment of more costly types of networks.
Partners: KTH, Stockholm School of Economics, TeliaSonera
Funding: Industry, Vinnova
More about our Research
IN BRIEF The main research focus of Wireless@KTH is to solve key technical problems in systems in Infrastructure for Mobile Services and Systems for Mobile Service of tomorrow. Not only physical constraints (i.e. physics of radio propagation, capacity limitations in networks etc) are considered in our research In designing future systems for mobile service, end-user and service provider demands, constraints and business logic also have to be modeled and considered to make an adequate and sustainable technical design.