VNC designs, develops, manufactures, markets and supports a line of network products for wireless network operators, mobile virtual network operators (MVNO), cable TV system operators, and government and business enterprises that enable new sources of revenue and reduce capital and operating expenses.
TE (Long Term Evolution) or the E-UTRAN (Evolved Universal Terrestrial Access Network), introduced in 3GPP R8, is the access part of the Evolved Packet System (EPS). The main requirements for the new access network are high spectral efficiency, high peak data rates, short round trip time as well as flexibility in frequency and bandwidth.
Voice over long-term evolution (Voice over LTE/VoLTE) is a technology specification that defines the standards and procedures for delivering voice communication and data over 4G LTE networks. It is one method for creating, provisioning and managing high-speed voice, video and messaging services on a 4G wireless network for mobile and portable devices.
Small cells’ is an umbrella term for operator-controlled, low-powered radio access nodes, including those that operate in licensed spectrum and unlicensed carrier-grade Wi-Fi. Small cells typically have a range from 10 meters to several hundred meters.
Types of small cells include femtocells, picocells and microcells – broadly increasing in size from femtocells (the smallest) to microcells (the largest). Any or all of these small cells can be based on ‘femtocell technology’ – i.e. the collection of standards, software, open interfaces, chips and know-how that have powered the growth of femtocells.
Indoor small cells provide the lowest Total Cost of Ownership for providing coverage and capacity in indoor hot spots in enterprises and public buildings.
NFV & VNF
Network functions virtualization (NFV) (also known as virtual network function (VNF)) offers a new way to design, deploy and manage networking services.
NFV decouples the network functions, such as network address translation (NAT), firewalling, intrusion detection, domain name service (DNS), and caching, to name a few, from proprietary hardware appliances so they can run in software.
It’s designed to consolidate and deliver the networking components needed to support a fully virtualized infrastructure – including virtual servers, storage, and even other networks. It utilizes standard IT virtualization technologies that run on high-volume service, switch and storage hardware to virtualize network functions.
It is applicable to any data plane processing or control plane function in both wired and wireless network infrastructures.
The Mobile Cloud Computing project looks at architectures and protocols of next generation infrastructures that exploit the synergy between Mobile devices, Internet of Things (IoT) devices, and Cloud Computing. It develops answers to how to enable new classes of CPU-intensive, and data-intensive, applications for mobile devices and how to process large number of real-time concurrent interactive data streams emerging from the IoT environment.
Research areas of interest include formal methods, Operating Systems, Virtualization, and IP-based and Information Centric Networking protocol stacks for resource-constrained environments.
The internet of things (IoT) is a computing concept that describes the idea of everyday physical objects being connected to the internet and being able to identify themselves to other devices. The term is closely identified with RFID as the method of communication, although it also may include other sensor technologies, wireless technologies or QR codes.
The IoT is significant because an object that can represent itself digitally becomes something greater than the object by itself. No longer does the object relate just to its user, but is now connected to surrounding objects and database data. When many objects act in unison, they are known as having “ambient intelligence.”
In April 2015, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) formally established Citizen Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) for shared commercial use of the 3.5 GHz (3550-3700 MHz) bandwith the incumbent military radars and fixed satellite stations.
For the first time, dynamic spectrum sharing rules have been defined to make additional spectrum available for flexible wireless broadband use while ensuring interference protection and uninterrupted use by the incumbent users.
Under the plan, a novel three-tier sharing paradigm coordinates spectrum access among the incumbent military radars and satellite ground stations and new commercial users. The three tiers are: Incumbent, Priority Access License (PAL), and General Authorized Access (GAA) users.