Telecommunication systems

Telecommunication systems

Our researchers are specifically qualified for evaluation and handling of IT architectures, mobile multimedia, web services, as well as virtualized environments, such as cloud computing and cloud networking.

Without telecommunication systems the world stops. Airplanes and boats must be able to communicate with air-traffic controllers and vessel traffic services, respectively. The GPS navigator in the car needs updated traffic information in order to suggest the best route. The trading on stock markets around the world demands robust and fast telecommunication systems. The same can be said about on-line shopping.

In the near feature, additional critical systems will be brought online and connected together, such as manufacturing systems in factories, patient medical data, infrastructure for remote surgery, lamps and not the least refrigerators – the typical use-case for the Internet-of-Things. At the same time, as different types of systems become connected, the sheer amount of components and the resulting complexity are themselves a challenge. Future services and systems are going to rely even more on simpler, better and more efficient telecommunications systems, all in accordance with the “plug-and-play” paradigm.

Given these upcoming challenges, the aim of the research is to:

Contribute to the body of knowledge explaining how components in telecommunication systems function and interact with each other;

Create methodologies and models for these systems; and

Suggest architectures and optimizations of systems and components that maximize efficiency, performance, resource utilization and costs in a sustainable way.

Smart solutions require smart support from information and communication technology (ICT), which means that the data must be transported optimally from the point of view of performance, cost and sustainability. On this basis, the research aims, on one hand, to design future-proof system and associated architectures; on the hand, measure, model and analyse system properties while taking into consideration user-experience performance and resource utilization; and last but not least, enhance the system attributes and capabilities. These activities are the primary means to fuse the subject telecommunication systems with the focus areas at BTH: applied IT and sustainable development. This means that more affordable and environmentally friendlier services become available for the general public.

Research specialisations

Performance and efficiency issues in telecommunication systems

BTH´s research in telecommunication systems focuses on performance and efficiency issues. Our researchers have specific expertise in the evaluation and treatment of mobile multimedia, web services and virtual environments such as cloud computing and cloud networking. The research team has access to both network and radio communications lab with equipment that allows advanced experiments, measurement and emulation capabilities.

Quality of experience

Some of the research focuses on quality of experience and tries to build bridges between objectively measurable values and subjective user reviews to enable a continuous quality monitoring without burdening the user. Moreover, research is conducted in future communication networks.

Cloud, Network and Security

The Cloud, Network and Security (CNS) team is BTH’s Center-of -Excellence (CoE) is responsible for research and teaching on all technical aspects of next generation Cloud systems, Next Generation Internet (NGI) systems, and future networks. This responsibility includes security and efficient design, implementation and operation of networks, systems and associated applications.
More information is available at www.bth.se/cns