This is a group for anyone that wants to explore the role of wireless technologies in our everyday lives. Which means that you don't have to be a wireless geek to join. So if you are in any way curious about the role of Wireless in our connected future, this group is for you!
We will have speakers from industry and the university research sector. And if you are just starting out on your wireless journey, there will be regular tutorials and demonstrations for beginners.
Some of the topics which we are likely to cover will include:
- How are current 4G networks structured and managed?
- Why all the fuss about 5G networks and what can they be used for?
- What is happening in the world of Short range wireless technologies? (e.g. Bluetooth, Zigbee, Wi-Fi)
- What is the future of the humble Smartphone?
- How can we build low-cost scalable networks for IoT? What solutions are available? ( e.g. LoRa, SigFox, NB-IoT)
- What do we need to make our networks secure and hack-proof?
- What is the impact of 'virtualisation' on the way we design and build networks? ( for people in the know, this means SDN and NFV)
- What kind of Open-source initiatives are there in the cellular world? (e.g. Open Cellular)
I aim to make this material fun, stimulating and relevant to as wide a range of people as possible!!
Best of all, in Q4 of 2016, Brighton will get a link into the 5G Innovation Centre at Surrey University. So we will progessively spend more time on 5G standards, technologies and use cases.
So sign up for the group today and we will have our first meeting around October 2016. Please let me know what topics you would like to see discussed in our first few meetings.