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Strategic Research Area 4
Human-centric Wireless Services
Led by Professor Ari Pouttu, this strategic research area emphasises the necessity of commercial-grade test environments for vertical applications to experience sufficiently realistic testing conditions. The 6G Test Network (6GTN) is envisaged as a solution for this purpose. By facilitating testing across a myriad of verticals, a more comprehensive examination of interoperability challenges and requirements can be achieved compared to testing within a single vertical.
6G, being an upcoming general-purpose technology, will significantly influence how value and profit are derived from technological advancements. It’s imperative to contemplate the intersections of business, technology, economics, and sustainability (aligned with UN SDGs) for the creation of future 6G systems and technologies, as well as the associated legislation. Additionally, research is pivotal to exploring the empowerment of users as active participants within the 6G ecosystem.
Strategic vertical areas
Based on revenue expansion potential and our evaluation of verticals with the most significant opportunities, we have chosen as strategic vertical areas industry, vehicular, health, and energy.
To foresee the drivers in the respective verticals and the expected change in business, we engage with respective stakeholders. We also bring to light the features within the verticals that may require 6G capabilities and consequently attempt to provide a set of key performance and value indicators for the vertical businesses that highlight the divergence in requirements to be experienced in the 2030s.
We have formulated critical vertical-specific research questions to be answered during this decade to create the foreseen solutions.
Sustainability, business, and regulation
Our research brings together business, regulation, and technology perspectives to developing future sustainable mobile communication systems as enablers for solving significant sustainability challenges. We integrate the triple bottom line of sustainability and the UN SDG framework into 6G R&D, aiming at identifying new business opportunities and their consequent impact on policy making. Specific expertise areas include futures research, business models, business platforms and ecosystems, stakeholder analysis, telecommunication regulation, and techno-economics.
Human centric wireless services
Pekka Pirinen, Harri Pennanen, Ari Pouttu, Tommi Tuovinen, Nuutti Tervo, Petri Luoto, Antti Roivainen, Aarno Pärssinen, and Matti Latva-aho.
RF Driven 5G System Design for Centimeter Waves
I. Ramezanipour, P. Nouri, H. Alves, P. H. J. Nardelli, R. D. Souza, A. Pouttu.
Finite block-length communications in smart grids for spectrum sharing and micro-operator scenarios
Hamada Almasalma, Sander Claeys, Konstantin Mikhaylov, Jussi Haapola, Ari Pouttu, Geert Deconinck.
Experimental Validation of Peer-to-Peer Distributed Voltage Control System
Pedro H. J Nardelli, Hirley Alves, Antti Pinomaa, Sohail Wahid, Mauricio C. Tomé, Antti Kosonen, Florian Kühnlenz, Ari Pouttu, Dick Carrillo.
Energy Internet via Packetized Management: Enabling Technologies and Deployment Challenges
Konstantin Mikhaylov, Vitaly Petrov, Rohit Gupta, Maria A. Lema, Olga Galinina, Sergey Andreev, Yevgeni Koucheryavy, Mikko Valkama, Ari Pouttu, and Mischa Dohler.
Energy Efficiency of Multi-Radio Massive Machine-Type Communication (MR-MMTC): Applications, Challenges, and Solutions
Iran Ramezanipour, Hirley Alves, Pedro J. H. Nardelli, Ari Pouttu.
A Throughput and Energy Efficiency Scheme for Unlicensed Massive Machine Type Communications
Idris Badmus, Abdelquoddouss Laghrissi, Marja Matinmikko-Blue, Ari Pouttu.
End-to-End Network Slice Architecture and Distribution Across 5G Micro-Operator Leveraging Multi-Domain And Multi-Tenancy
Marjo Heikkilä, Pekka Koskela, Jani Suomalainen, Kalle Lähetkangas, Tero Kippola, Pentti Eteläaho, Juha Erkkilä and Ari Pouttu.
Field trial with tactical bubbles for mission critical communications
Mauricio Tome, Daniel Rojas, Pedro Nardelli, Charalampos Kalalas, Luiz Silva, Ari Pouttu.
Event-driven Data Acquisition for Electricity Metering: A Tutorial
Human centric wireless services
Solutions and Development
Our research adopts an interdisciplinary approach where technical and test network research is combined with techno-economic and business considerations as well as regulations and standards. Network densification, spectrum sharing and the increasing amounts and diversifying nature of data will call for fundamentally new and innovative network operator and ownership models whose development requires an interdisciplinary approach. Key topics to analyse include ownership and investment issues regarding the network infrastructure, radio spectrum and data. Future solutions are expected to require changes in telecommunications legislation, mobile communication market structures and network technologies which need supporting research.
Our focus is on how different network ownership and service provisioning models affect the design of radio access systems needed to guarantee success for the organic or holistic growth of future digital services. Our interdisciplinary regulation, business and technological research develops new revolutionary network operating models, i.e. a novel micro-operator based business model relying on local availability of micro-licensed spectrum.
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