Webinar 31 August 2022 INGR Webinar Series: Future In-Building Networks

IEEE Future Networks Webinar SeriesINGR Webinar Series: Future In-Building Networks

Wednesday 31 August 2022 | 11:00am ET

Volker Jungnickel


About the Webinar

This Webinar will highlight current technologies and future evolution of in-building networks that handle most Internet traffic nowadays. Buildings today are networked via copper (e.g. Ethernet, Powerline Communications, PLC) and radio (e.g. Wi-Fi, ZigBee). In the next decade, machines and devices will communicate wireless and support e.g. reliable real-time video. For the future Internet of Things, dense in-building networks will be deployed which complement copper and radio by optical technologies, both over fixed (fiber-to-the-room, FTTR) and wireless links (light fidelity, LiFi). We highlight unique features of light as a fixed and wireless medium in buildings and present recent technology trends to enable new features for high performance, integrated sensing, low cost and enhanced sustainability.


About the Presenter

Volker Jungnickel, Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications

Volker Jungnickel (M) received doctoral and habilitation degrees in Physics and Communications Engineering in 1995 and 2015, respectively. He joined Fraunhofer HHI in 1997, working on optical wireless communications, multiple antennas in mobile networks and fixed optical access networks. Volker teaches courses and supervises students at TU Berlin, which appointed him as extraordinary professor in 2021. Volker serves in optical wireless standards as chair of IEEE P802.15.13 and technical editor of IEEE P802.11bb projects.


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