Forum for Science, Industry and Business

Sponsored by:     3M 
Search our Site:


Wireless networks can now be truly wireless

It is difficult and expensive to create wireless networks in sparsely populated areas or to cover a whole city, for example.

Each wireless connection point requires, notwithstanding the name, a cable with a connection to the Internet. But these problems are now being solved by Andreas Kassler, professor of computer science at Karlstad University in Sweden, and his research team.

This research has been underway for a couple of years at the university. Now they are launching collaboration with Deutsche Telekom Laboratories to test new technology. During the year the technology will be tested in Vänern House at Karlstad University and after that in a real urban environment in Berlin. These tests will primarily involve IP telephony.

"We are researching entirely wireless connection points, or Mesh nodes, that is, the points where users connect their computers to the Internet," says Andreas Kassler.

The idea behind the new technology is that the nodes communicate with each other instead of each node having to have its own connection to the Internet. Today, however, this technology poses a problem, since the capacity of the networks drops rapidly. The connection nodes have a hard time communicating with several nodes at the same time. This problem will be eradicated by the research being pursued by Andreas Kassler's team. Karlstad University has one of the first experimental environments in Sweden in which each node can use several network cards and communicate on different frequencies simultaneously. This means that the capacity is the same throughout the network.

Telephone and Internet operators are interested in this technology since it makes it less costly to build networks. This should ultimately lead to lower costs for users, according to Andreas Kassler.

Andreas Kassler, Professor in telematics (datavetenskap)
Karlstad university; +46-54 700 21 68; +46-706 841 901;
Pressofficer Christina Celsing; +46-708 25 66 77;

Christina Celsing | idw
Further information:

More articles from Information Technology:

nachricht Next Generation Cryptography
20.03.2018 | Fraunhofer-Institut für Sichere Informationstechnologie SIT

nachricht TIB’s Visual Analytics Research Group to develop methods for person detection and visualisation
19.03.2018 | Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB)

All articles from Information Technology >>>

The most recent press releases about innovation >>>

Die letzten 5 Focus-News des innovations-reports im Überblick:

Im Focus: Researchers Discover New Anti-Cancer Protein

An international team of researchers has discovered a new anti-cancer protein. The protein, called LHPP, prevents the uncontrolled proliferation of cancer cells in the liver. The researchers led by Prof. Michael N. Hall from the Biozentrum, University of Basel, report in “Nature” that LHPP can also serve as a biomarker for the diagnosis and prognosis of liver cancer.

The incidence of liver cancer, also known as hepatocellular carcinoma, is steadily increasing. In the last twenty years, the number of cases has almost doubled...

Im Focus: Researchers at Fraunhofer monitor re-entry of Chinese space station Tiangong-1

In just a few weeks from now, the Chinese space station Tiangong-1 will re-enter the Earth's atmosphere where it will to a large extent burn up. It is possible that some debris will reach the Earth's surface. Tiangong-1 is orbiting the Earth uncontrolled at a speed of approx. 29,000 km/h.Currently the prognosis relating to the time of impact currently lies within a window of several days. The scientists at Fraunhofer FHR have already been monitoring Tiangong-1 for a number of weeks with their TIRA system, one of the most powerful space observation radars in the world, with a view to supporting the German Space Situational Awareness Center and the ESA with their re-entry forecasts.

Following the loss of radio contact with Tiangong-1 in 2016 and due to the low orbital height, it is now inevitable that the Chinese space station will...

Im Focus: Alliance „OLED Licht Forum“ – Key partner for OLED lighting solutions

Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP, provider of research and development services for OLED lighting solutions, announces the founding of the “OLED Licht Forum” and presents latest OLED design and lighting solutions during light+building, from March 18th – 23rd, 2018 in Frankfurt a.M./Germany, at booth no. F91 in Hall 4.0.

They are united in their passion for OLED (organic light emitting diodes) lighting with all of its unique facets and application possibilities. Thus experts in...

Im Focus: Mars' oceans formed early, possibly aided by massive volcanic eruptions

Oceans formed before Tharsis and evolved together, shaping climate history of Mars

A new scenario seeking to explain how Mars' putative oceans came and went over the last 4 billion years implies that the oceans formed several hundred million...

Im Focus: Tiny implants for cells are functional in vivo

For the first time, an interdisciplinary team from the University of Basel has succeeded in integrating artificial organelles into the cells of live zebrafish embryos. This innovative approach using artificial organelles as cellular implants offers new potential in treating a range of diseases, as the authors report in an article published in Nature Communications.

In the cells of higher organisms, organelles such as the nucleus or mitochondria perform a range of complex functions necessary for life. In the networks of...

All Focus news of the innovation-report >>>



Industry & Economy
Event News

Virtual reality conference comes to Reutlingen

19.03.2018 | Event News

Ultrafast Wireless and Chip Design at the DATE Conference in Dresden

16.03.2018 | Event News

International Tinnitus Conference of the Tinnitus Research Initiative in Regensburg

13.03.2018 | Event News

Latest News

Modular safety concept increases flexibility in plant conversion

22.03.2018 | Trade Fair News

New interactive map shows climate change everywhere in world

22.03.2018 | Earth Sciences

New technologies and computing power to help strengthen population data

22.03.2018 | Earth Sciences

Science & Research
Overview of more VideoLinks >>>