Offering seamless connectivity for Next-Generation Internet (NGI) services has become a widespread concern to achieve global sustainable development goals. In this position paper, we focus on the design of a smart connectivity platform that can extend its capabilities beyond the boundaries of what today’s 5G architecture can support. The proposed platform embraces and integrates a large range of technologies, spanning from Non-Terrestrial Networks, NTNs (GEO/LEO satellites, and airborne) to terrestrial cellular 5G and long-range low-power Internet of Things (IoT) networks. We enhance 5G technology with novel network architectures and network intelligence to meet the coverage and capacity demands; and by fortifying infrastructure management and control components with autonomous capabilities to decouple operational costs from growth in network traffic, cloud computing, and IoT. Finally, we discuss the technical, commercial and market challenges to overcome before the commercial deployment of the designed platform comes truth.
|Titel||Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications|
|Status||Accepteret/In press - jun. 2021|
|Begivenhed||IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC 2021) - Online|
Varighed: 13 sep. 2021 → 16 sep. 2021
|Konference||IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC 2021)|
|Periode||13/09/2021 → 16/09/2021|