The development of 5G and of Internet of Things (IoT) and related services, leads to the convergence of fixed and mobile networks, on the one hand giving a central role to the management policies of radioelectric spectrum, on the other overcoming the traditional distinction between networks based on fixed and radio technologies. As a consequence, radio spectrum requires harmonized, coordinated and efficient management, which is essential to respond to the general increase in demand generated from current and future services.
Telecommunications Area – Networks and Spectrum therefore cultivates multiple skills, which allow to supply technical support to government bodies (Central and Local). In particular promoting scientific innovation, providing support in the definition of regulatory processes, providing, and technical tools and operational skills in the digital transition of the country. Topics related to the use of software in network components are also explored. In particular projects relating to Network Function Virtualization (NFV) are studied and carried out, including MEC (Multi access Edge Computing) technologies, intrinsically linked to the specificities of individual vertical sectors.
Telecommunications Area – Networks and Spectrum supports the Government in the development and coordination in the European context (CEPT) and in the international one (ITU) on the issues of radio spectrum coordination and Quality of Service in the TLC networks.
FUB is continuously to carrying out research activities in this area, as evidenced by the publications in journals and conferences, the collaboration with other international scientific bodies and with the participation in European research and development projects.