Seminario - Next generation mobile networks: an industry perspective with a focus on cellular vehicle-to-everything communications

Il seminario sarà tenuto da Ilaria Thibault, Vodafone UK, nell'ambito del corso "Trends in Communications".

  • Data: 24 novembre 2017 dalle 11:00 alle 14:00

  • Luogo: Aula 5.4, Scuola di Ingegneria e Architettura, viale Risorgimento 2, Bologna

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About the speaker

Ilaria Thibault received her B.S. and M.Sc. degrees in Telecommunications Engineering from the University of Bologna, Italy, in 2006 and 2009, respectively, and her Ph.D. degree in Information and Communication Technologies jointly from the University of Bologna, Italy, and from the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, Spain, in 2013. She is currently working as principal researcher in Vodafone Group R&D and focusing on the development and prototyping of 5G technologies and connected car solutions. Her main research interests are network deployment models for ultra-reliable and low latency services and physical layer aspects as well as service-level implications of wireless vehicle-to-vehicle communications. Ilaria is also leading a Task Force on 5G Extreme Requirements within the Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN) consortium and is a Vodafone delegate for the use cases and requirements working group in the 5G Automotive Association (5GAA).


The seminar is structured into 3 parts:

Part 1: Cellular Vehicular-to-Everything (C-V2X) communications is already a reality but what will it take to make it a full commercial solution?

In its first part, this seminar provides an overview on how the industry operates to transform a concept into technology and then to take the technology to market. A description of who the key players are in this process, how they operate, and the challenges they face is presented.

Part 2: Considerations on 3GPP C-V2X and IEEE WAVE/802.11p

In this second part, some reflections on differences and commonalities between C-V2X and IEEE WAVE technologies are provided. The talk provides some performance comparison as well as some considerations on which of the two technologies might have an easier route to market.

Part 3: 3GPP C-V2X and IEEE 802.11p – A case study on highway platooning

This third and final part of the seminar focusses on one specific use case, which is high density highway truck platooning. Automotive service-level requirements are the key starting point for understanding what performance is needed from the communications network. A comparison of what can be achieved from a service-level perspective with both C-V2X and IEEE 802.11p for high-density truck platooning in a realistic congested highway environment is provided.