In recent years, we have witnessed the booming development of low earth orbit (LEO) satellite networks. In terms of low latency and ultra-long distance communication, the LEO satellite network has excellent advantages over ground networks and high orbit satellite networks.
While the fifth-generation cellular (5G) is meant to deliver Gigabit peak data speeds, low latency, and connect to billions of devices, and 6G is already on the way, half of the world population living in rural areas are still facing challenges connecting to the internet.
The Sixth Generation (6G) of mobile networks is expected to be a game-changer in the telecom industry with applications and services such as enhanced mobile communications, increased indoor positioning accuracy, holographic telepresence, tactile communications, extended reality, and worldwide connectivity.
This work explores the outage performance of two-way hybrid visible light communication/radio frequency (VLC/RF) communication systems using an overlay mode of cooperative cognitive radio network.
Visible light communication (VLC) is a promising technology for 6th-generation (6G) networks because of its attractive feature such as a wide unlicensed spectrum. However, the modulation bandwidth of lens of commercially available light-emitting diode (LEDs), which are used in optical wireless data links, is limited.
Low Earth orbit (LEO) satellite plays an indispensable role in the equal access network because of its low latency, large capacity, and seamless global coverage. For such an unprecedented extensive irregular system, stochastic geometry (SG) is a suitable research method.
About the Conference
The technological evolution has led to the current high-performing wireless communication systems that we use on a daily basis. However, coping with the increasing demand is becoming more and more challenging, especially since we are approaching the limits of what can be done with the available resources. One of these resources is bandwidth.
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) has partnered with LEAP, a conference bringing the global technology community under one roof to tackle some of the globe’s biggest technology challenges.
The Marconi Society organized the second 6G Summit on Connected the Unconnected in partnership with KAUST. The summit was a three-day virtual event that brought together experts from technology and policy-making to discuss ideas that can accelerate the process of connecting the unconnected population to the internet.
Through the Connect2Recover initiative, the United Nations International Telecom Union (ITU) has organized the "Connect2Recover Research Competition" to identify promising research proposals that will accelerate digital inclusion during the COVID-19 recovery globally.
In the context of sixth-generation (6G) networks, emergency management systems based on wireless communications are gaining interest. In an incoming magazine paper, CTL researchers discussed fundamentals and open problems of post-disaster communications with a special focus on the topological aspects.
KAUST successfully hosted the 15th General Conference of The World Academy of Science (TWAS). During this conference a panel on "Digital inclusion: Challenges and opportunities for connecting the unconnected in the post-COVID era,” was organized and moderated on Thursday, Nov.4, 2021, by Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Dr.