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Internet is increasingly ubiquitous. The wireless technology allows the connection of everything to Internet: buildings, cities, parks, factories and forests, creating an infrastructure for a smart world.
The Ubiquitous Internet Technologies Unit (UITU) is a tight partnership between i2CAT and the UPC Barcelona Tech that has developed more than 30 projects in the area of wireless communications since 2003. Our main areas of expertise are Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) and high capacity wireless access technologies that are key enablers for the future Internet of Things and future 5G systems.
Our expertise spans from the physical design of embedded systems, to the design of scalable platforms for data collection, and algorithms for radio resource management. Among the main market sectors impacted by UITU’s technology we find: Smart Cities, Smart Building, Smart factories and Mobile networks.
Wireless Sensor Network (WSN)
Software Defined Wireless Networks (SDWN)
The forecasted traffic growth in mobile networks is one of the biggest challenges faced by the mobile industry. In addition, declining average revenues per user (ARPUs) and rising costs of ownership increase the difficulties for service providers to fulfill this upcoming demand. Densifying mobile networks by means of adding small cells, which have a limited footprint but high data rates, is seen as the most promising way to cope with this increasing demand.
Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) are developing systems to enhance traffic efficiency, road safety and driving assistance.
A plurality of ITS solutions are being analyzed and standardized to have to support future services such as Smart Cities or autonomous driving.