Webinar February 2021 In the era of 5G and 6G, do we still need Wi-Fi?

IEEE Future Networks Webinar SeriesIEEE Future Networks Webinar:
In the era of 5G and 6G, do we still need Wi-Fi?

Thursday 4 February 2020 | 11:00am ET

Prof. Henning Schulzrinne, Columbia Univsersity  


About the Webinar

For more than twenty years, 802.11 or Wi-Fi has been the undisputed champion of enterprise and home networks. Even as fast cellular data networks have become widely available, Wi-Fi still carries the lion's share of data and has relegated other WLAN or short-range wireless standards to niche roles. But the cellular and Wi-Fi worlds have been converging, slowly, at all layers. Both cellular and Wi-Fi now have commonalities at the physical, network, access control (DIAMETER) and application layers (e.g., web and VoIP) and there's strong interest in using 5G systems for some high-end applications. In planning for 6G, what lessons can we learn from this parallel existence and the historical developments of these networks? What are the advantages and disadvantages of such a hypothetical convergence? We argue that the main difference is not radio technology, but rather the implicit understanding about the operational model, in particular authentication and authorization.


About the Speaker

Prof. Henning Schulzrinne

Prof. Henning Schulzrinne

Prof. Henning Schulzrinne is Julian Clarence Levi Professor of Computer Science at Columbia University. He received his undergraduate degree in economics and electrical engineering from the Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany, his MSEE degree as a Fulbright scholar from the University of Cincinnati, Ohio and his Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, Massachusetts. He was a member of technical staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill and an associate department head at GMD-Fokus (Berlin), before joining the Computer Science and Electrical Engineering departments at Columbia University, New York. From 2004 to 2009, he served as chair of the Department of Computer Science. From 2010 to 2011, he was an Engineering Fellow at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC); he is currently the CTO of the FCC.

He is editor of the "Computer Communications Journal", the "ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing", the "ComSoc Surveys & Tutorials" and a former editor of the "IEEE Transactions on Image Processing", "Journal of Communications and Networks", "IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking" and the "IEEE Internet Computing Magazine".

He has been a member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Communications Society and is vice chair of ACM SIGCOMM, former chair of the IEEE Communications Society Technical Committees on Computer Communications and the Internet and has been technical program chair of Global Internet, IEEE Infocom 2000, ACM NOSSDAV, IEEE IM, IPTComm 2008, IFIP Networking 2009 and IPtel and general co-Chair of ACM Multimedia 2004 and ICNP 2009. He serves on the Internet2 Applications, Middleware and Services Advisory Council and have led a working in the NSF GENI project. He also has been a member of the IAB (Internet Architecture Board). He serves on a number of conference and journal steering committees, including for the IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking.

He has published more than 250 journal and conference papers, and more than 70 Internet RFCs. Protocols co-developed by him are now Internet standards, used by almost all Internet telephony and multimedia applications. His research interests include Internet multimedia systems, quality of service, and performance evaluation.

He served as Chief Scientist for FirstHand Technologies and Chief Scientific Advisor for Ubiquity Software Corporation. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, has received the New York City Mayor's Award for Excellence in Science and Technology, the VON Pioneer Award, TCCC service award and the IEEE Region 1 William Terry Award for Lifetime Distinguished Service to IEEE.



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