Dr. Lakshmikanth Guntupalli at STC has been granted 148 000 SEK from STINT to initiate a joint research collaboration between Mid Sweden University and the Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (IITH). This new collaboration will support research and training activities in ultra-reliable low-latency protocols for fifth generation (5G) wireless mobile networks.
- This grant will allow us to collaborate and establish a research partnership, which we subsequently intend to grow into a wider research group in 5G for Industrial automation, by involving further partners, says Dr. Lakshmikanth Guntupalli.
In this new collaboration, the researchers will investigate reliability as well as delay issues and to develop robust future wireless communication systems that can handle the real-time automation in industries. In this perspective, combining the expertise in industrial automation from Mid Sweden University and IITHs knowledge in prototyping 5G based mobile networks will be used to define realistic research problems and to develop strategies for long-term cooperation.
- I first got in contact with Dr. Antony Fraklin from IITH at a research conference and I asked if he would be interested to start a cooperation between our two universities, and he was, Dr. Guntupalli explains.
To start with Dr. Guntupalli and the two PhD-students Luca Beltramelli and Rául Róndon will visit the Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad. In the end of March Dr. Franklin will visit Mid Sweden University where he will arrange a workshop for PhD and Master Students on simulation of 5G wireless networks.
Sweden has one of the most advanced markets for mobile communication. Its sophisticated user base, eager to adopt new services and technologies, pushes telecom operators to be at the forefront of 5G services. Sweden got strong companies (e.g. Ericsson, Telia, Tele2, Telenor) that are providing services, developing products and contributing ongoing international standardization efforts. India has the world’s largest wireless mobile subscriber population. The huge potential market offers India tremendous opportunity to influence the international standardization process of 5G systems. Therefore, this project will attract the interest of Telecom companies in both countries.
- I´m so glad that Prof. Mikael Gidlund encourage me to apply for this STINT grant that makes it possible for us to broaden our network. It is good to be an international university and that more get to know about our research, Dr. Guntupalli sums up.