The ongoing deployment of the fifth-generation cellular network (5G) has attracted wide attention and controversy from researchers and non-specialists. Attitudes toward 5G and beyond are quite different that some even regard these new technologies as threats.
Free-space optical (FSO) communications will play an important role in the backhaul of future generation of wireless networks in order to support high data rates.
In next-generation cellular networks, a massive number of low-cost devices are required to communicate with minimal power consumption. This paradigm opens the door for several Internet of Things (IoT) applications such as smart cities, homes, and agriculture, with 21 billion expected devices by 2025.
Mohamed-Slim Alouini, Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at KAUST, interview in Arabic with Okaz daily newspaper.
Satellite communication (SatCom) is an essential component of next-generation wireless communication to achieve a goal of ubiquitous connectivity on globe. The outage performance of SatCom link connecting to a network is more critical in infrastructure-deficient remote areas.
In communications community, there has been a consensus reached that sixth generation (6G) communications should focus on the solution to the digital divide that restricts the current 3.6 billion of the world’s population from enjoying the benefits of the latest information and communications technologies (ICTs).
The existing ground-based transportation systems suffer from various challenges, including the high cost of infrastructure development, limited land space, and a growing urban population.
KAUST MS/PhD student Aniq Ur Rahman of the Communication Theory Lab, KAUST, received 5000 EUR funding from AlumNode for the project: “Connecting the Unconnected: A Tool for Digital Inclusion”. His team consists of himself, Dr. Anish Jindal from the University of Essex, UK, and Dr. Khac-Hoang Ngo from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden.