Technology for future networks
We are developing networking technology to meet the needs of future internet networks and services. Our focal topics are routing, resource management, quality of transport, support of mobility, and the positioning and reliability of networks. The diversity of transport techniques makes it difficult to guarantee quality of service (QoS), especially when carrying services over heterogeneous networks. Research on converging networks aims at solutions that allow interoperability between diverse networks. Moreover, we are studying network management methods as well as QoS and network performance test and measurement techniques.
The results of the research are applied in developing novel solutions that enable higher transport quality and more reliable networks with added functionality. The challenge is to carry services over non-uniform networks to a mobile user while preserving the service quality.
The number of internet users and the required bandwidth of the carried services are constantly increasing. Networks are also spanning larger areas. Thereby, the transport capacity of future networks has to be substantially larger, and control of the network functions and operations should be automatic.
The network technologies research field employs around 60 researchers. We have modern measurement and testing equipment and two test laboratories: the CNL laboratory for converging network solutions and services, and an Ethernet test network for fixed transport networks.
Diversity of converging networks