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  • 1.
    Adigozalov, Niyaz
    KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Kommunikationssystem, CoS, Radio Systems Laboratory (RS Lab).
    The Intelligent Use of Multiple Interfaces: Using multiplexing to reduce the overhead for small packets2013Självständigt arbete på avancerad nivå (masterexamen), 20 poäng / 30 hpStudentuppsats (Examensarbete)
    Abstract [sv]

    Long-Term Evolution (LTE) är den senaste tekniken inom mobil långdistanskommunikation. Jämfört med tidigare generationer av kretskopplade mobila nätverk, är LTE IP paketförmedlande nätverk. Både röstsamtal och datapaket skickas enkapsulerade i IP paket. Voice over IP (VoIP) används för att transportera röstsamtal över IP nätverket. Röstsekvenser enkapsuleras i Real Time Protocol (RTP) paket och skickas över nätverket. De underliggande lagerna som UDP och IP infogar sin huvudinformation i de små RTP paketen vilket gör att kommunikationen blir ooptimerad. De små RTP paketen som innehåller ljudinformation leder till att det blir ooptimerat tillsammans med LTE i och med att man lägger på huvudinformation för varje lager. I det här examensarbetet förslår vi att multiplexa RTP och datapaket tillsammans direkt i användarens enhet för att minska huvudinformationen. Dessutom diskuterar vi möjligheten att byta mellan olika kopplingar (som LTE och WLAN) samt att multiplexa flerfaldig eller singel trafik under en vertikal överlämning. Prestanda och kostnadsmätningar används för att evaluera olika potentiella sammankopplingspunkter, för att kunna ta reda på den bästa sammankopplingspunkten.  Resultatet av detta examensarbete visar på att flera sammankopplingspunkter kan användas beroende på operatörens behov. Den ökade storleken på nyttolasten ökar effektiviteten av LTE nätverken och minskar risken för att behöva byta UE:n till WLAN för att spara energi.  Utöver det ovannämnda kan simultan användning av olika kopplingar användas för att öka kvaliteten på VoIP trafik. Multplexlösningen som föreslås i det här examensarbete är dessutom fullt kompatibel med virtuella privata nätverksenkapsulerande protokoll.

  • 2.
    Aguilar, Antonio
    et al.
    Digital Enterprise Research Institute, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland.
    van der Putten, Wil
    Department of Medical Physics, University College Hospital Galway, Galway, Ireland .
    Maguire Jr., Gerald Q.
    KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Kommunikationssystem, CoS, Radio Systems Laboratory (RS Lab).
    Positive Patient Identification using RFID and Wireless  Networks2006Ingår i: Proceedings of the HISI 11th Annual Conference and Scientific Symposium, Dublin, Ireland, Dublin, Ireland, 2006Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    The increased focus on patient safety in hospitals has yielded a flood of new technologies and tools seeking to improve the quality of patient care at the point-of-care. Hospitals are complex institutions by nature, and are constantly challenged to improve the quality of healthcare delivered to patients while trying to reduce the rate of medical errors and improve patient safety. Here a simple mistake such as patient misidentification, specimen misidentification, wrong medication, or wrong blood transfusion can cause the loss of a patient's life. The focus of this paper is the implementation and evaluation of a handheld-based patient identification system that uses radio frequency identification (RFID) and 802.11b wireless networks to identify patients. In this approach, each patient is given a RFID wristband which contains demographic information (patient ID number, patient summary, hospital code) of the patient. A handheld device equipped with 802.11b wireless connectivity and a RFID reader is then used by the medical staff to read the patient's wristband and identify the patient. This work was carried out at the Department of Medical Physics and Bioengineering at the University College Hospital Galway, Ireland and in co-operation with the National University of Ireland, Galway.

  • 3.
    Ahmed, Ashraf Awadelkarim Widaa
    KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Kommunikationssystem, CoS, Radio Systems Laboratory (RS Lab).
    Towards Affordable Provisioning Strategies for Local Mobile Services in Dense Urban Areas: A Techno-economic Study2017Licentiatavhandling, sammanläggning (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
    Abstract [en]

    The future mobile communication networks are expected to cope with growing local usage patterns especially in dense urban areas at more affordable deployment and operation expenses. Beyond leveraging small cell architectures and advanced radio access technologies; more radio spectrum are expected to be required to achieve the desired techno-economic targets. Therefore, the research activity has been directed towards discussing the benefits and needs for more flexible and local spectrum authorization schemes. This thesis work is meant to be a contribution to this ongoing discussion from a techno-economic perspective.

     

    In chapter three, the engineering value of the different flexible authorization options are evaluated from the perspective of established mobile network operators using the opportunity cost approach. The main results in chapter three indicate the economic incentives to deploy more small cells based on flexible spectrum authorization options are subject to the potential saving in the deployment and operation costs. Nonetheless; high engineering value can be anticipated when the density of small cells is equal or larger than the active mobile subscribers’ density.

     

    While in chapter four, the possible local business models around different flexible authorization options are investigated from the perspective of emerging actors with limited or ’no’ licensed spectrum resources. In this context, dependent or independent local business can be identified according to surrounding spectrum regulations. On possible independent local business models for those emerging actors is to exploit the different flexible spectrum authorization options to provision tailored local mobile services. Other viable dependent local business models rest with the possibility to enter into different cooperation agreements to deploy and operate dedicated local mobile infrastructure on behalf established mobile network operators.

  • 4.
    Ahmed, Ashraf Awadelkarim Widaa
    et al.
    KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Kommunikationssystem, CoS, Radio Systems Laboratory (RS Lab). KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Centra, KTH Center för Trådlösa System, Wireless@kth.
    Chatzimichail, Konstantinos
    KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Centra, KTH Center för Trådlösa System, Wireless@kth.
    Markendahl, Jan
    KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Kommunikationssystem, CoS, Radio Systems Laboratory (RS Lab). KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Centra, KTH Center för Trådlösa System, Wireless@kth.
    Cavdar, Cicek
    KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Centra, KTH Center för Trådlösa System, Wireless@kth.
    Techno-economics of Green Mobile Networks Considering Backhauling2014Ingår i: European Wireless 2014; 20th European Wireless Conference; Proceedings of, Barcelona: VDE Verlag GmbH, 2014, s. 1-6Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    In this paper we consider a comparative analysis of different deployment solutions in terms of total cost of ownership (TCO) and impact of energy efficiency as a cost parameter, i.e. mobile operator's electric bill. Different deployment options for the wireless segment of the network are considered: macro only versus heterogeneous networks with femto cells to support indoor traffic demand. In addition to the wireless segment different technologies for the backhauling segment are also considered: microwave versus fiber (10G-PON). Considering different user traffic intensities in an urban area and different environments such as business and residential areas, the impact of energy consumption on the TCO has been analyzed. The scope of the paper is extended to compare different backhaul technologies considering the annual increase in the traffic demand up to year 2020. The obtained results indicate that the impact of electric bill becomes more significant over the TCO especially after year 2018. Moreover, the heterogeneous deployment strategy utilizing indoor femto-cells achieves significant savings in terms of electric bill and TCO compared to the macro only solution. However, the saving ratio varies according to the adopted backhauling technology.

  • 5.
    Ahmed, Ashraf Awadelkarim Widaa
    et al.
    KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Kommunikationssystem, CoS, Radio Systems Laboratory (RS Lab). KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Centra, KTH Center för Trådlösa System, Wireless@kth.
    Markendahl, Jan
    KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Kommunikationssystem, CoS. KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Centra, KTH Center för Trådlösa System, Wireless@kth.
    Cavdar, Cicek
    KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Kommunikationssystem, CoS, Radio Systems Laboratory (RS Lab). KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Centra, KTH Center för Trådlösa System, Wireless@kth.
    Interplay Between Cost,Capacity and Power Consumption in Heterogeneous Mobile Networks2014Ingår i: 2014 21st International Conference on Telecommunications, ICT 2014, Lisbon: IEEE Press, 2014, , s. 5s. 98-102Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Mobile operators nowadays tend to deploy dense heterogeneous layers of 3G and 4G networks in outdoor and indoor environments by adding more macrocells and small cells (e.g. microcells, picocells and femtocells) in response to the increasing demand for coverage and capacity. Another main driver and enabler behind this tendency is the phenomenon that around 80% of power consumption in mobile communication networks stems from the radio base stations. This situation makes mobile operators opt for the use of lowpower radio base stations to provide better coverage, capacity and an environmentally-friendly operation. In this paper the interplay between the deployment costs, targeted QoS and power consumptions have been studied considering two deployment options for the provisioning of the required mobile broadband coverage and capacity; namely the heterogeneous network (HetNet) option versus the homogenous macrocell deployment option. The main findings indicate that, the perceived saving in the total cost of ownership (TCO) resulting from offloading percentage of network traffic to indoor smallcell, in the case of HetNet, is bounded by the mobile subscriber density per area, their usage patterns, the adopted backhaul solution and the used spectrum resources. In general, a quite paying cost and power saving can be achieved by the heterogonous deployment solution for scenarios with high demand levels especially when there is a need to use the spectrum resources more efficiently.

  • 6.
    Ahmed, Ashraf Awadelkarim Widaa
    et al.
    KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Kommunikationssystem, CoS, Radio Systems Laboratory (RS Lab). KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Centra, KTH Center för Trådlösa System, Wireless@kth.
    Markendahl, Jan
    KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Kommunikationssystem, CoS, Radio Systems Laboratory (RS Lab). KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Centra, KTH Center för Trådlösa System, Wireless@kth.
    Cavdar, Cicek
    KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Kommunikationssystem, CoS, Radio Systems Laboratory (RS Lab). KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Centra, KTH Center för Trådlösa System, Wireless@kth.
    Ghanbari, Amirhossein
    KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Kommunikationssystem, CoS, Radio Systems Laboratory (RS Lab). KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Centra, KTH Center för Trådlösa System, Wireless@kth.
    Study on the effects of backhual solutions on indoor mobile deployment "macrocell vs. femtocell"2013Ingår i: 2013 IEEE 24th International Symposium on Personal Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC), IEEE conference proceedings, 2013, s. 2444-2448Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    The deployment of low cost and low power base stations has been recognized in recent years as a promising cost-efficient solution and energy-efficient strategy. In this paper the femtocell and macrocell deployment options have been compared in the context of indoor mobile broadband deployment, with focus on the effect of different backhauling solutions in power consumption and the total deployment cost. This study has been based on the deployment of mobile broadband services within an area of one square kilometers in a new densely populated business district where the different user demands, spectrum bandwidths, backhaul technologies and radio access technologies are taken into account. Moreover, various deployment scenarios reflecting the business perspectives of mobile operators have been looked into as well. The main findings reached indicate that backhaul solutions contribute differently to cost and power consumption depending on the employed deployment strategy. However, contributions to the total power consumption and to the CapEx and OpEx elements of the total deployment cost elements turned to be more significant in the case of femtocell deployment scenarios than in the case of macrocell ones. It is worthy of notice that the femtocell deployment is more cost-efficient, especially in high demand situation when new macro sites are needed to be deployed.

  • 7.
    Ahmed, Ashraf Awadelkarim Widaa
    et al.
    KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Kommunikationssystem, CoS, Radio Systems Laboratory (RS Lab). KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Centra, KTH Center för Trådlösa System, Wireless@kth.
    Markendahl, Jan
    KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Kommunikationssystem, CoS, Radio Systems Laboratory (RS Lab). KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Centra, KTH Center för Trådlösa System, Wireless@kth.
    Ghanbari, Amirhossein
    KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Kommunikationssystem, CoS, Radio Systems Laboratory (RS Lab). KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Centra, KTH Center för Trådlösa System, Wireless@kth.
    Evaluation of Spectrum Access Options for Indoor Mobile Network Deployment2013Ingår i: 2013 IEEE 24th International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC Workshops), IEEE , 2013, s. 138-142Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    The investments in indoor mobile networks are highly related to the spectrum availability and its associated authorization options. The aim of this paper is to discuss the differences in the spectrum demand taking into consideration both wide and local area network deployment requirements and the kind of actor that provides the indoor wireless access. The analysis covers different authorizations options namely licensed, unlicensed, licensed shared access (LSA) and secondary access. A quantitative approach is used to analyze the differences between macrocell and femtocell deployments focusing on deployment cost and spectrum demand. This is complemented by a qualitative study to explore and discuss the strategic business decisions of different actors in view of the available spectrum bands and spectrum authorization options. The main conclusions from this study are; spectrum has more value in macrocell deployment scenarios than in femtocell ones. More spectrum in macrocell deployment scenarios means that operators can deploy less number of new sites and exploit previous infrastructure investments. Femtocell networks are often coverage limited which allows for frequency re-use. As a consequence, the value of spectrum is not the same for mobile network operators (MNOs) and for local network operator (LNOs). MNOs are traditionally confined to macrocell deployment strategies which entail the exclusive usage of licensed bands. While, the use of licensed spectrum by LNOs may incur more cost than the cost of infrastructure deployment. This explains why the use of unlicensed bands is lucrative and viable for LNOs. Furthermore, the LSA scheme may or could soon become an enabler for LNO's business due to the prevailing technical, regulation and policies developments.

  • 8.
    Ahmed, Ashraf Awadelkarim Widaa
    et al.
    KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Kommunikationssystem, CoS, Radio Systems Laboratory (RS Lab). KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Centra, KTH Center för Trådlösa System, Wireless@kth.
    Markendahl, Jan
    KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Kommunikationssystem, CoS, Radio Systems Laboratory (RS Lab). KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Centra, KTH Center för Trådlösa System, Wireless@kth.
    Ghanbari, Amirhossein
    KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Kommunikationssystem, CoS, Radio Systems Laboratory (RS Lab). KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Centra, KTH Center för Trådlösa System, Wireless@kth.
    Investment strategies for different actors in indoor mobile market: "in view of the emerging spectrum authorization schemes"2013Ingår i: 24th European Regional Conference of the International Telecommunication Society, Florence, Italy, 20-23 October 2013, 2013Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    The regulatory landscape is changing towards more flexible spectrum management schemes. Such schemes are expected to make additional spectrum resources available and lower the spectrum access barriers. Emerging spectrum authorization schemes such as secondary access (TV White Space) and Licensed Shared Access (LSA) are expected to open doors for new actors rather than traditional MNOs to access licensed spectrum resources at reasonable costs. These schemes will allow actors such as Facility Owners (FO), Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNO) and Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to invest in indoor mobile network infrastructure. These actors can act as Local Network Operators (LNO) and build their business models around provisioning of mobile services in locations where there seems to be a hole or lack of service coverage in a particular area within the mobile network operators (MNOs) service footprint. This paper highlights the differences between indoor deployment and outdoor deployment in the light of the available spectrum bands to be used and the possible business models for MNOs and LNOs. In short, the possible investment strategies for provisioning indoor mobile services vary between MNOs and LNOs cases due to economic and regulatory aspects surrounding them. The main finding in this study indicates that the willingness of MNOs to invest in dedicated indoor solutions is driven by the balance between the potential revenues and the deployment cost. Moreover MNOs have more spectrum and investment options compared to LNOs who must bond their investment strategies to the available spectrum resources (i.e. the regulations of spectrum access).

  • 9.
    Ahmed, Ashraf Awadelkarim Widaa
    et al.
    KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Kommunikationssystem, CoS.
    Markendahl, Jan
    KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Centra, KTH Center för Trådlösa System, Wireless@kth. KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Kommunikationssystem, CoS, Radio Systems Laboratory (RS Lab).
    Ghanbari, Amirhossein
    KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Kommunikationssystem, CoS.
    The Incentives and Challenges of Delivering Linear Broadcasting Services over Cellular Network in Developing Countries: Sudan as Case study2014Ingår i: The 25th European Regional Conference of the International Telecommunications Society,Brussels, Belgium, 22nd - 25th June 2014, Brussels: nternational Telecommunications Society , 2014Konferensbidrag (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
    Abstract [en]

    The Broadcasting sector has been evolved in terms of service production, transmission platform and reception devices in the last few decades. In contrast to cable and satellite platform, which are suitable for fixed reception only, the terrestrial digital platform can support portable, mobile and fixed reception scenarios. In general, there are two options of mobile multimedia service; one is based on a mobile communication network with IP cast known as MBMS (Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Services), while the other is based on broadcast technology. In the context of convergence, the players in the mobile sector argues that unlike traditional mobile  network systems, where the use was restricted to a given application, emerging  mobile networks will be able to carry a variety of services and accordingly separate broadcasting networks will no longer be required. In line with argument, it is not economically viable to roll out dedicated wireless broadband networks by the broadcasters to meet the increasing demand for interactive broadcasting services. That is why the broadcasters may look for innovative mechanism to deliver the broadcast services over mobile broadband network owned by the telecommunication operators.

    The focus on this paper is to investigate the incentives and challenges for such trend in developing countries; taking Sudan as case study. The main conclusion in this paper indicate that a potential economic incentive for delivering the broadcasting service over cellular network in Sudan subject to the deployment of high efficient mobile network. Moreover, the mobile operators may consider support such approach considering the increase demand for additional frequency resource.  However, the key challenges remain in how to develop a suitable regulations landscape to assure fair and competitive business practices on hand while guaranteeing the continuation of the public broadcasting service. In this regard, a new regulation framework needs to be developed to separate the three key functions in digital terrestrial broadcasting value chain (namely the content production and distribution). Further on, the necessary interconnection regulations need to put on place in order to pave the way for rollout of common platform that are necessary for interactive and nonlinear services. 

  • 10.
    Ahmed, Ashraf Awadelkarim Widaa
    et al.
    KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Kommunikationssystem, CoS, Radio Systems Laboratory (RS Lab). KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Centra, KTH Center för Trådlösa System, Wireless@kth.
    Markendahl, Jan
    KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Kommunikationssystem, CoS, Radio Systems Laboratory (RS Lab). KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Centra, KTH Center för Trådlösa System, Wireless@kth.
    Ghanbari, Amirhossein
    KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Centra, KTH Center för Trådlösa System, Wireless@kth.
    Toward capacity-efficient, cost-efficient and power-efficient deployment strategy for indoor mobile broadband2013Ingår i: 24th European Regional ITS Conference, Florence 2013, 2013Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Mobile operators nowadays tend to deploy dense heterogeneous layers of 3G and 4G networks in outdoor and indoor environments by adding more macrocells and smallcells (e.g. microcells, picocells and femtocells) in response to the increasing subscriber demand for coverage and capacity. The main driver and enabler behind this tendency is the phenomenon that around 80% of power consumption in mobile communication networks stems from the radio base stations. This situation makes mobile operators opt for the use low-power radio base stations to provide better coverage, capacity and a more environment-friendly operation. The use of low-power radio base stations leads to reduction of energy consumption in mobile communication networks power. The aim of this study is to conduct a comparative study between homogenous macrocell deployment and indoor smallcell deployments as alternative solutions for provision of the required indoor coverage and capacity. Moreover, the study highlights the importance of backhaul solutions being critical components in the smallcell network deployment. Furthermore, the scope of the study is extended to cover the investigation of the value of the heterogeneous (i.e. hybrid marcocell-femtocell) deployment scenario as a cost and power-efficient solution versus the homogenous marcocell deployment scenario in view of the variations in the mobile network traffic during the day. The main findings indicate that the CapEx and OpEx of the backhaul solution represent the major part of the total deployment cost in the indoor smallcell deployment scenario (i.e. femtocell case) compared to those of the macrocell deployment scenario. Nonetheless, the perceived saving in the total cost of ownership (TCO) resulting from the use of indoor smallcell (i.e. femtocell) remains a satisfactory and convenient motivation considering the traffic variation across the day, traffic distribution between indoor and outdoor locations and the keenness to use the spectrum resources more efficiently.

  • 11.
    Ahmed, Ashraf
    et al.
    KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Kommunikationssystem, CoS, Radio Systems Laboratory (RS Lab).
    Yang, Yanpeng
    KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Kommunikationssystem, CoS, Radio Systems Laboratory (RS Lab).
    Won Sung, Ki
    KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Kommunikationssystem, CoS, Radio Systems Laboratory (RS Lab).
    Markendahl, Jan
    KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Kommunikationssystem, CoS, Radio Systems Laboratory (RS Lab).
    On the Engineering Value of Spectrum in Dense Mobile Network Deployment Scenarios2015Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    the continuing growth in the mobile data traffic magnifies the challenges for the design and deployment of scalable high-capacity mobile networks that can meet the future demand at reasonable cost levels. In order to meet the future traffic demand, an operator should invest on both infrastructure, i.e. densification of base stations, and more radio spectrum. Knowing the effectiveness of each element is thus of utmost importance for minimizing the investment cost. In this paper, we study the economic substitutability between spectrum and densification. For this, we measure the engineering value of spectrum, which refers to the potential saving in the total cost of ownership (TCO) as result of acquiring additional spectrum resources. Two countries are considered to represent different market situations: India with dense population and high spectrum price and Sweden with moderate population density and low spectrum fee. Numerical results indicate that additional amount of spectrum substantially relieves the need for densifying radio base stations, particularly for providing high user data rate in dense India. Nonetheless, the engineering value of spectrum is low in India (i.e. spectrum acquisition has less cost benefit) under the high spectrum price of today, whereas spectrum is instrumental in lowering the total cost of ownership in Sweden. Our finding highlights the importance of affordable and sufficient spectrum resources for future mobile broadband provisioning.

  • 12.
    Ahmed, Jawwad
    et al.
    KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Kommunikationssystem, CoS, Optical Network Laboratory (ON Lab).
    Cavdar, Cicek
    KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Kommunikationssystem, CoS, Radio Systems Laboratory (RS Lab).
    Monti, Paolo
    KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Kommunikationssystem, CoS, Optical Network Laboratory (ON Lab).
    Wosinska, Lena
    KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Kommunikationssystem, CoS, Optical Network Laboratory (ON Lab).
    Hybrid Survivability Schemes Achieving High Connection Availability With a Reduced Amount of Backup Resources2013Ingår i: Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, ISSN 1943-0620, E-ISSN 1943-0639, Vol. 5, nr 10, s. A152-A161Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Maximizing connection availability in WDM networks is critical because even small disruptions can cause huge data losses. However, there is a trade-off between the level of network survivability and the cost related to the backup resources to be provided. The 100% survivability can be achieved by dedicated path protection with multiple pre-reserved protection paths for each provisioned connection, i.e., DPP (1:N). Unfortunately, the blocking probability performance of DPP (1:N) is negatively affected by the large number of pre-reserved backup wavelengths standing-by unutilized. On the other hand, path restoration (PR)-based solutions ensure good blocking performance at the expense of lower connection availability.

    The work in this paper aims at finding hybrid network survivability strategies that combine the benefits of both techniques (i.e., high availability with low blocking rate). More specifically, the paper focuses on a double link failure scenario and proposes two strategies. The first one, couples dedicated path protection DPP (1:1) with path restoration (referred to as DPP + PR) to minimize the number of dropped connections. The second scheme adds up the concept of backup reprovisioning (BR), referred to as DPP + BR + PR, in order to further increase the connection availability achieved by DPP + PR. Integer Linear Programming (ILP) models for the implementation of the proposed schemes are formulated. Extensive performance evaluation conducted in a PCE-based WDM network scenario shows that DPP + BR + PR and DPP + PR can significantly lower the blocking probability value compared to DPP (1:2) without compromising too much in terms of connection availability.

  • 13.
    Alabbasi, Abdulrahman
    et al.
    KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Kommunikationssystem, CoS.
    Shihada, Basem
    Cavdar, Cicek
    KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Kommunikationssystem, CoS, Radio Systems Laboratory (RS Lab).
    On Energy Efficiency of Prioritized IoT Systems2017Ingår i: Globecom 2017 - 2017 IEEE Global Communications Conference, IEEE, 2017Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    The inevitable deployment of 5G and the Internet of Things (IoT) sheds the light on the importance of the energy efficiency (EE) performance of Device-to- Device (DD) communication systems. In this work, we address a potential IoT application, where different prioritized DD system, i.e., Low-Priority (LP) and High-Priority (HP) systems, co-exist and share the spectrum. We maximize the EE of each system by proposing two schemes. The first scheme optimizes the individual transmission power and the spatial density of each system. The second scheme optimizes the transmission power ratio of both systems and the spatial density of each one. We also construct and analytically solve a multi- objective optimization problem that combines and jointly maximizes both HP and LP EE performance. Unique structures of the addressed problems are verified. Via numerical results we show that the system which dominates the overall EE (combined EEs of both HP and LP) is the system corresponding to the lowest power for low/high power ratio (between HP and LP systems). However, if the power ratio is close to one, the dominating EE corresponds to the system with higher weight.

  • 14.
    Alasali, Mohammad
    et al.
    KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Centra, KTH Center för Trådlösa System, Wireless@kth.
    Beckman, Claes
    KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Kommunikationssystem, CoS, Radio Systems Laboratory (RS Lab). KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Centra, KTH Center för Trådlösa System, Wireless@kth.
    LTE MIMO performance measurements on trains2013Ingår i: 2013 7th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP), New York: IEEE , 2013, s. 2327-2330Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Providing passenger internet on board trains with continuous connectivity at high speeds and over large rural distances is a challenging issue. A frequently used solution to the problem is to use an on board WiFi network connected to the 3G or 4G networks deployed outside the train. In order to be able to provide the capacity and the data rates that tomorrow's business travelers are expecting it has been suggested to use a combination of MIMO and carrier aggregation in the LTE-Advance standard. In this study, we practically investigate the plausibility of using MIMO functionality in an 900 LTE system when the receive antennas are mounted at a train roof about 4m above ground and the base stations antennas are on average placed 2.3km away from the track in towers with an average height of 45m and, hence, most of the time in line of site. It is found that along our test route MIMO is in practice supported by the radio channel at around 70% of the time when the train is travelling with an average speed of 185km/h and the MIMO antennas are mounted 10.5m apart.

  • 15.
    Alasali, Mohammad
    et al.
    KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Centra, KTH Center för Trådlösa System, Wireless@kth. KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Kommunikationssystem, CoS, Radio Systems Laboratory (RS Lab).
    Beckman, Claes
    KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Kommunikationssystem, CoS, Radio Systems Laboratory (RS Lab). KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Centra, KTH Center för Trådlösa System, Wireless@kth.
    Karlsson, M.
    Providing internet to trains using MIMO in LTE networks2014Ingår i: 2014 International Conference on Connected Vehicles and Expo, ICCVE 2014 - Proceedings, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2014, s. 810-814Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Providing broadband passenger internet on board trains with continuous connectivity at high speeds and over large rural distances is a challenging issue. One solution to the problem is to use an onboard WiFi network connected to multiple 3G and 4G networks deployed outside the train and aggregate their combined capacity at the IP protocol level. In order to be able to provide the capacity and the data rates that tomorrow’s travelers are expecting, the future 4G standard (LTE-Advance) uses a combination of high order MIMO and carrier aggregation. In this study we use the Swedish company Icomera’s passenger internet system for our investigation. The system provides aggregation of multiple carrier and handover on an IP level. For about 10 years the system has in Sweden primarily been using multiple 3G communication links. However, here we present analysis and onboard measurements of a 2×2 MIMO channel to fast moving train in a live LTE 900 network. The results indicate that MIMO works surprisingly well and it is discussed that by combining 8×8 MIMO with carrier aggregation in future releases of 4G, it may be possible to bring gigabit internet connections to trains.

  • 16.
    Alci, Kenan
    KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Kommunikationssystem, CoS, Radio Systems Laboratory (RS Lab).
    TFTP loading of programs into a Microcontroller’s flash memory and evaluation of Microchip’s TCP/IP stack with ENC28J602014Rapport (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
    Abstract [sv]

    Projektet startade med en mikroprocessor-plattform som utvecklades av två masterstudenter: Albert López och Francisco Javier Sánchez.  Deras plattform var utformad som en inkörsport för avkänning av apparater som arbetar i 868 MHz-bandet. Plattformen består av en Texas Instruments MSP430F5437A mikrokontroller och en Microchip ENC28J60 Ethernet controller ansluten till MSP430-processor med en SPI-gränssnitt (Serial Peripheral Interface).

    Javier Lara Peinado genomförde prototypvitt utrymme sensoreranvända plattformen som utvecklades av de två tidigare nämnda studenter. Som en del av sitt arbete genomförde handelvis ett Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP) system för lastning program i flashminne mikrokontroller med hjälp av Microchips TCP / IP-stack. Men han var inte framgångsrik i lastning program i flash som TFTP-överföringen fastnade vid det första blocket.

    Det första syftet för detta projekt var att hitta och åtgärda felet(er) i TFTP laddning av program i MSP430 flashminne. Det andra syftet för detta projekt var att utvärdera Microchips TCP/IP- stack på djupet. I denna rapport beskrivs mätningar av UDP överföringshastighet.  Dessutom mäts TFTP bearbetningshastighet och TFTP programladdningskoden dokumenteras. Rapporten avslutas med förslag på möjliga förbättringar av systemet.

  • 17.
    Ali Tandra, Sabrina
    et al.
    KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Kommunikationssystem, CoS, Radio Systems Laboratory (RS Lab).
    Rizvi, S.M. Sarwarul Islam
    KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Kommunikationssystem, CoS, Radio Systems Laboratory (RS Lab).
    Security for Cloud Based Services2014Självständigt arbete på avancerad nivå (masterexamen), 20 poäng / 30 hpStudentuppsats (Examensarbete)
    Abstract [sv]

    Molntjänster är något nytt inom informationsteknikens värld, som kan idag kan liknas vid hur folk i stadsområden köper sin el. Människor som använder sig av molntjänster kan dela och använda olika data (t.ex. olika nätverk, lagringsutrymme och programvara) utan att ha djupare kunskaper om den bakomliggande, komplexa tekniken eller om infrastrukturens uppbyggnad. Den viktigaste egenskapen hos molntjänster är hur man kan dela och komma åt den dator man behöver när man vill och betalar bara för den dator man använder. Molntjänster har resulterat i att företag enkelt kan anpassa sin informationsteknikens-infrastruktur baserat på de policys och krav företaget har.

    Motiveringen för denna avhandling är att det behövs lämpliga riktlinjer för företag som t.ex. iFoodBag (och liknande företag) vid integrering av webbapplikationer i molntjänster. Målet för denna avhandling är att ge stabilitet och säkerhet i systemet iFoodBag, ett program som är gjort i ett annat examensarbete. För att uppnå målet började vi med att identifiera risker, hot och sårbarheter i programmets modell och uppbyggnad i det andra examensarbetet. Med en efterföljande undersökning tittade vi på hur flera olika säkerhetsmekanismer antingen minskade eller eliminerade riskerna och såg även på de mest sårbara punkterna i det föreslagna programmets utformning. Med resultaten från denna undersökning genomförde vi tester för att välja vilka mekanismer som skulle fungera bäst med programmet. Motiveringen till varför vi valde dessa mekanismer är baserad på testerna och våran utvärdering av dessa. Vi valde säkerhetsmekanismer baserat på hur de påverkade prestandan i programmet. Denna avhandling presenterar testresultaten och analyserna av dessa. Genom att studera alla resultat valde vi ut de säkerhetsmekanismer som skulle fungera bäst i prototyp-programmet. Sammanfattningsvis kom vi fram till att DNSSEC, HTTPS, VPN och AES, Memcached med SASL autentisering, och elliptisk kurva kryptografi gav högst säkerhet med minst negativ påverkat på programmet. I tillägg såg vi att klient-server ömsesidig autentisering, och flera nivåer databas säkerhetspolicy var nödvändiga för att tillgodose de förväntningarna användare har på programmet när det gäller säkerhet och integritet i enighet med Svenska dataskyddslagstiftningar och andra lagar och förordningar.

  • 18.
    Ali, Waqas Liaqat
    KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Kommunikationssystem, CoS, Radio Systems Laboratory (RS Lab).
    Securing Safebook: Secure Data Access Control and Key Management for Safebook2013Självständigt arbete på avancerad nivå (masterexamen), 20 poäng / 30 hpStudentuppsats (Examensarbete)
    Abstract [sv]

    Online sociala nätverk har blivit ett snabbt och effektivt sätt att dela information och erfarenheter. Under de senaste åren har trenden med att använda sociala nätverk har ökat drastiskt med en enorm mängd av användarnas privata innehåll injiceras in i leverantörernas datacenter. Detta har väckt farhågor om hur användarnas innehåll skyddas och hur användarnas integritet bevaras av tjänsteleverantörerna. Dessutom har nuvarande sociala nätverk varit föremål för mycket kritik över sina sekretessinställningar och åtkomstkontroll. Leverantörerna äger användarnas innehåll och dessa innehåll är föremål för potentiellt missbruk. Många socialt konstruerade attacker har utsatt användarnas innehåll på grund av bristen på tillräcklig integritet och åtkomstkontroll. Dessa säkerhets-och privatliv hot hanteras av Project Safebook, en distribuerad peer-to-peer sociala nätverk online-lösning utnyttja verkliga livet förtroende. Genom design Safebook decentralizes datalagring och därmed kontrollen över användarens innehåll är inte längre i tjänsteleverantörens händer. Dessutom använder Safebook en anonym routing teknik för att säkerställa kommunikationen sekretess mellan olika användare.

    Detta examensarbete behandlar sekretess medvetna datahantering för Safebook användare och åtkomstkontroll lösning för att bevara användarnas integritet och synlighet använder en peer to peer paradigm. Lösningen fokuserar på tre delproblem: (1) bevara användarens ägande av användardata, (2) att tillhandahålla ett system för åtkomstkontroll som stöder finkorniga åtkomsträttigheter, samt (3) säkra nyckelhantering. I vårt föreslagna systemet, användaren profilen som definieras över en samling av små data-artefakter. En artefakt är det minsta logisk enhet i en profil. En artefakt kan vara en användares status tweak, text kommentar, fotoalbum metadata, eller multimedieinnehåll. Dessa artefakter då är logiskt ordnade att bilda ett hierarkiskt träd, ring Användarprofil Hierarki. Roten till profilen hierarkin är den enda inkörsporten exponeras genom Safebook varifrån hela användarprofil kan passeras. Synligheten av delar av användarprofilen kan definieras genom att exponera en delmängd av profilen hierarki. Detta kräver att begränsa tillgången till barn artefakter, genom att kryptera uppkopplingen informationen med särskilda snabbtangenter. Varje artefakt är associerad med en dynamisk tillgång kedja, som är en krypterad sträng och innehåller information om de underordnade noder. En dynamisk tillgång kedjan genereras med hjälp av en ström chiffer, där varje barns unika identifierare är krypterad med dess specifika tillgången knapp och sammanfogas för att bilda den dynamiska tillgång kedjan. Dekrypteringsprocessen avslöjar endast de barn artefakter vars tillgång nycklar delas. De snabbtangenter hanteras på ett hierarkiskt sätt över profilen hierarkin. Barn artefakter ärva föräldrarnas tillgång nyckel eller deras åtkomstnyckeln kan åsidosättas med en ny nyckel. På detta sätt kan finkorniga åtkomsträttigheter uppnås över en användares artefakter. Fjärranvändare kan upptäcka förändringar i en viss gren av en profil hierarki och hämta nya artefakter genom vår föreslagna profil hierarki uppdateringstjänst. Ovanpå den föreslagna åtkomstkontroll system kan alla sociala nätverk abstraktion (t.ex. grupper, cirklar, märken, osv.) lätt genomföras.

  • 19.
    Alisauskas, Saulius
    KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Kommunikationssystem, CoS, Radio Systems Laboratory (RS Lab).
    Community based testing2013Självständigt arbete på avancerad nivå (masterexamen), 20 poäng / 30 hpStudentuppsats (Examensarbete)
    Abstract [sv]

    För närvarande är Android det mest populära operativ system för mobila enheter, men samtidigt marknaden för Android-enheter är starkt splittrat i fråga om tillgängliga versioner, typ av enhet, modeller, form-faktorer, och tillverkar. Som ett resultat, är det praktiskt taget omöjligt att testa applikationer på alla befintliga enheter. Testa på en uppsättning av de mest populära produkter är realistiskt men kan vara dyrt, vilket gör det mycket svårare för enskilda utvecklare att skapa högkvalitativa ansökningar.

    Lyckligtvis äger varje Android ansökan utvecklare i världen typiskt åtminstone en enhet som inte används hela tiden och kan delas med andra utvecklare. På så sätt kan en gemenskap delad pool av Android-enheter skapas för minst automatiserade test exekvering.

    Detta examensarbete går igenom gällande testning ramverk som används för att testa Android applikationer och analyser liknande tjänster som på ett eller annat sätt försöka lösa problemet med att tillhandahålla prisvärda sätt att utföra tester på riktiga enheter. Huvudsakliga resultat av detta examensarbete är en fungerande distribuerad gemenskap baserad testning tjänst som gör det möjligt för utvecklare att enkelt ansluta, dela och exekvera automatiserade testfall på enheter som använder operativsystemet Android. Dessutom ger det möjligheter att accelerera övergripande testexekvering tid genom att utfö!ra delar om tester parallellt på flera enheter och sammanställa erhållna resultat.

  • 20.
    Alvarez Alvarez, Oscar
    et al.
    KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Kommunikationssystem, CoS.
    Ghanbari, Amirhossein
    KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Kommunikationssystem, CoS.
    Markendahl, Jan
    KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Centra, KTH Center för Trådlösa System, Wireless@kth. KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Kommunikationssystem, CoS, Radio Systems Laboratory (RS Lab).
    A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF SMART GRID DEVELOPMENT IN DEVELOPED AND DEVELOPING COUNTRIES2014Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    During recent years, there has been an increasing interest in the potential opportunities that can be attained with the use of smart devices in order to gather data or automate processes. This type of communications between devices with minimal human intervention is referred to as Machine-to-machine (M2M) communications that can be applied to optimize resources and improve service delivery applications. Smart Grid is one of the M2M communications applications that is attaining more attention during recent years, because of its potential to change the complete energy ecosystem; going from a unidirectional system to a bidirectional one where customers will have an important role in the ecosystem.Depending on the country and its characteristics and situation, Smart Grid development can be very different. This article identifies commonalities and differences in Smart Grid communication development considering the current status in developed and developing countries. The process is done by evaluating the following techno-economic aspects: Technology development, Public initiatives, Regulator policies and Economic situation/Business perspective of the country. The article is concluded by showing that regulator policies regarding the level of liberalization in the energy market are a key element when defining business strategies and different stages of Smart Grid communications development has a critical influence in the definition of business models, as it defines the key activities, partners and value proposition for the business.

  • 21.
    Alvarez Alvarez, Oscar
    et al.
    KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Kommunikationssystem, CoS.
    Ghanbari, Amirhossein
    KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Kommunikationssystem, CoS.
    Markendahl, Jan
    KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Centra, KTH Center för Trådlösa System, Wireless@kth. KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Kommunikationssystem, CoS, Radio Systems Laboratory (RS Lab).
    Smart Energy: Competitive Landscape and Collaborative Business Models2015Ingår i: 2015 18th International Conference on Intelligence in Next Generation Networks, ICIN 2015, IEEE Communications Society, 2015Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    During the recent years several technologies and services based in Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine-to-Machine communications (M2M) have appeared in many different sectors, like healthcare, transport, logistics, media or utilities. When new technologies (like Smart Grid or Smart Energy) appear two types of challenges can be defined: technical and business challenges, therefore innovation has to be applied in both of them. Too often innovation is focus on the technical evolution and underestimated on the business field, however it is a key aspect for new technologies and services to reach commercial success. Traditional business models in the energy sector will suffer big changes in the next years, as the Smart Grid concept is developed.By the advent of new services and applications, horizontal and vertical partnerships with competitors and other actors will take place. In this context collaboration between actors, partnerships and agreements will be of key importance. This paper investigates the different actors involved in a Smart Energy ecosystem, its possible activities and suitable business models for the different Smart Grid building blocks or milestones.

  • 22. Ansari, A.
    et al.
    Jaumard, B.
    Cavdar, Cicek
    KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Kommunikationssystem, CoS, Radio Systems Laboratory (RS Lab).
    Energy optimization of a cellular network with minimum bit-rate guarantee2017Ingår i: 2017 15th International Symposium on Modeling and Optimization in Mobile, Ad Hoc, and Wireless Networks, WiOpt 2017, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2017, artikel-id 7959933Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Energy optimization in cellular networks has been studied using different perspectives in the literature: sleep patterns, network interference, association of users and base stations, resource allocation of resources (bandwidth and power), etc. All these means have been discussed individually in previous works. However, none of the existing works has succeeded in proposing an exact mathematical model that takes into account several of these parameters simultaneously. In this article, we propose a first exact modelling of several network parameters and their interaction in order to minimize the energy consumption in a LTE cellular network. The optimization model guarantees to satisfy all the users with a minimum quality of service (data rate). Its exact solution allows energy savings of up to 50% in a moderately loaded network, which leads to energy savings up to twice that of the heuristic proposed by Piunti et al., (2015). Various numerical results are presented on hexagonal and randomly generated cellular networks.

  • 23.
    Apanasevic, Tatjana
    KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Kommunikationssystem, CoS, Radio Systems Laboratory (RS Lab). KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Centra, KTH Center för Trådlösa System, Wireless@kth.
    Barriers to further commercialization of NFC pilots in Western Europe2013Ingår i: The Second International Cashless Society Roundtable (ICSR) / [ed] Fergal Carton and Jonas Hedman, 2013, s. 39-41Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    A mobile payment can be performed in various ways. For example, the Near Field Technology (NFC) integrated with mobile devices provides an opportunity of a contactless mobile payment. However, it is not only payment. The NFC can further expand functionality of mobile phones and enrich consumer experience. Indeed, added value services created by the NFC include mobile ticketing, loyalty applications, smart advertisement, informational service, physical and logical access, and other functionalities.

    However, despite NFC potential to create added value we cannot witness its wide penetration and global spread unless some successful solutions are implemented on a national level. The research aims to define the barriers preventing NFC pilots from entering commercialization stage in Western Europe. Commercialization of NFC mobile solutions needs to overcome a range of barriers and obstacles predefined by macro- and micro-environmental conditions, and individual factors related to consumers, which are analized in this research.

  • 24.
    Apanasevic, Tatjana
    KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Kommunikationssystem, CoS, Radio Systems Laboratory (RS Lab). KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Centra, KTH Center för Trådlösa System, Wireless@kth.
    Challenges Related to the Introduction of Innovative Services in the Market: Mobile Payment Services in the Swedish Retail Industry2015Licentiatavhandling, sammanläggning (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
    Abstract [en]

    Mobile payment services are expected to be the next step of the electronic payment evolution. However, the level of penetration in European countries is lower than expected. The focus of most academic research has been in two main areas: (i) mobile payment adoption by consumers and (ii) technical aspects of the service. Consequently, a number of themes remain under-researched. In order to expand knowledge on reasons that affect the wider penetration of mobile payments, challenges related to the introduction of mobile payment services in the market have been explored in this thesis.

    More specifically, this research has addressed two problem areas: (i) why mobile payments have not been widely adopted by merchants; and (ii) what effects that the introduction of mobile payments has had on the business networks of the involved actors. As an example, we use the mobile payment services applied in the Swedish retail industry. The study is focused on the main groups of stakeholders – the mobile payment providers, the retailers, and the consumers.

    First, this study has helped to identify what different stakeholders expect of mobile payments and how these services correspond to their needs. In order to analyse the expectations of stakeholders, we have developed an analysis framework based on the theory of diffusion of innovations, the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM), and the theory of network externalities. The analysis highlights the expectations of stakeholders and helps to understand what kind of mobile payment service merchants expect and are willing to adopt. One key finding is that existing mobile payment services for retailing could be further improved in order to ensure an enhanced purchasing process for consumers.

    Second, the research has explored the impact of mobile payment services on the business networks. In order to analyse the relationships and cooperation between business actors, and changes in business strategy and network structure, we used the approach proposed by the Industrial Marketing and Purchasing (IMP) Group. The performed analysis illustrates the following changes in the structure of business networks for the traditional payment solutions (bank cards): (i) emergence of new business actors (i.e. independent mobile payment providers); (ii) new roles and activities of business actors; and (iii) exclusion of traditional business actors (i.e. banks) from the mobile payment systems.

    All these changes lead to increased complexity of relationships and increased level of interdependence between business actors within the networks. The following changes in the strategies of involved actors have been identified: (i) mobile payment providers seek to achieve a control over the business network; (ii) the retailers affect strategies of the mobile payment providers; (iii) the marketing strategies of business actors include cross-marketing in different sectors. All these changes result in additional value and enhanced quality of service for consumers.

    In order to analyse a complex and multidisciplinary area such as mobile payments, it is beneficial to use more than one analysis approach. A combination of different complementing methods helps to explore different aspects of the phenomenon and provides a more comprehensive overview of several research aspects.

    This work contributes to the academic research of mobile payment service adoption by merchants through proposing a theoretical analysis framework. More specifically, the research addresses a new area – expectations of retailers when new solutions are introduced. The framework consists of the following criteria and aspects: technological feasibility, economic benefits, lower service costs, added value of services, network externalities and the problem of critical mass, and finally, ease of use. This framework helps to identify what merchants can expect of mobile payment services.

    Another area of contribution is the analysis of the effect that mobile payments make on the actors and business networks of traditional payment services. The introduction of new services results in emergence of new business actors, a need to establish new relationships, and increased complexity of a business network. Moreover, in order to succeed, cooperation between all network actors is needed. As a result, business actors have to adjust their services and strategies according to needs of others.

  • 25.
    Apanasevic, Tatjana
    KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Kommunikationssystem, CoS, Radio Systems Laboratory (RS Lab). KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Centra, KTH Center för Trådlösa System, Wireless@kth.
    Factors Influencing the Slow Rate of Penetration of NFC Mobile Payment in Western Europe2013Ingår i: the 12th International Conference on Mobile Business (ICMB2013), Berlin, Germany, June 2013, 2013Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    The NFC technology implemented on the base of contemporary mobile handsets can provide considerable benefits to end-users. However, despite high level of diffusion of mobile phones in Western Europe, the level of penetration of the NFC based mobile payment is low. A considerable number of trials have been initiated, however, large scale deployment of commercial NFC services cannot be seen. This paper identifies and analyzes different factors that influence the slow rate of penetration of NFC based mobile payment in Western Europe.

    This paper presents a qualitative study based on experience of six NFC pilots implemented in Finland, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, and the UK. The research findings confirm that a number of demand and supply barriers negatively affect the rate of the penetration of the NFC payment. The network externalities and the lack of consumer awareness about NFC services were identified as the most important demand side barriers. The most significant supply side barriers are the lack of uniform technological standards, the lack of NFC enabled mobile phones, and the coopetition issue. In addition, the interrelation between mentioned obstacles was identified. This fact means that a delay in the NFC payment’s diffusion is affected not by a single factor, but rather by a set of interrelated factors. The sources of these obstacles are related to the consumer acceptance, the specifics of business environment, and the technology.

  • 26.
    Apanasevic, Tatjana
    KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Kommunikationssystem, CoS, Radio Systems Laboratory (RS Lab). KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Centra, KTH Center för Trådlösa System, Wireless@kth.
    Mobile Payments: Main Trends in the Retail Industry2014Ingår i: 25th European Regional Conference of the International Telecommunications Society (ITS), Brussels, Belgium, June 22 - 25, 2014, 2014Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    The main objective of the ongoing study is to investigate obstacles ans driving forces affecting organization adoption of innovation. In order to that an example of the mobile payments applied in the Swedish retail industry has been used. The main analyzed factors are: adopter characteristics, supplier marketing activity, perceived innovation dcharacteristics, social network, and environmental influences.

    The analysis of case study findings helped to estimate some common trends in the adoption of mobile payment services by retailers. As a result, the analyzed factors were categorized as obstacles or driving forces to adoption of the mobile payments.

  • 27.
    Apanasevic, Tatjana
    KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Kommunikationssystem, CoS, Radio Systems Laboratory (RS Lab). KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Centra, KTH Center för Trådlösa System, Wireless@kth.
    Obstacles to investments in mobile payments: The perspective of merchants: Work in progress2013Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    The main objective of the ongoing research is to investigate obstacles and driving forces affecting merchants’ decision to invest in mobile payment solutions. The core aim of this paper is to present initial results of a desktop analysis revealing the current market situation, identifying main players, and estimating the structure of investment costs. In order to do that available secondary information was analyzed.

    The conducted analysis served to identify market fragmentation existing in the Swedish market due to existence of a number of competing mobile payment solutions. Another finding allows making conclusion, that retailers select to adopt already existing solutions, rather than developing own. Finally, the size of an organization and financial resources are important when making a decision to invest in a new payment solution.

  • 28.
    Apanasevic, Tatjana
    KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Kommunikationssystem, CoS, Radio Systems Laboratory (RS Lab). KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Centra, KTH Center för Trådlösa System, Wireless@kth.
    Organizational Acceptance of Mobile Payments2014Ingår i: 30th annual International Marketing and Purchasing Conference (IMP 2014), Bordeaux, France, September 4-5, 2014, 2014Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
  • 29.
    Apanasevic, Tatjana
    KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Kommunikationssystem, CoS, Radio Systems Laboratory (RS Lab). KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Centra, KTH Center för Trådlösa System, Wireless@kth.
    The Effect of Innovation on Business Networks2014Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
  • 30.
    Apanasevic, Tatjana
    et al.
    KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Kommunikationssystem, CoS, Radio Systems Laboratory (RS Lab). KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Centra, KTH Center för Trådlösa System, Wireless@kth.
    Markendahl, Jan
    KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Centra, KTH Center för Trådlösa System, Wireless@kth. KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Kommunikationssystem, CoS, Radio Systems Laboratory (RS Lab).
    Stakeholder’s expectations: Mobile payments in retail in Sweden2014Ingår i: 13th International Conference on Mobile Business, 2014 (ICMB 2014), London, June 4-5, 2014, 2014Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    One of the main application areas of mobile payment services in Sweden is retailing. The main stakeholders involved in this service are mobile payment service providers, banks, merchants, and consumers. The main focus of this paper is on the change of expectations of different stakeholders taking part in service provisioning. Analysis has been performed by comparison of the initial expectations before the introduction of a mobile payment service and expectations after practical experience of the service usage. Three cases of mobile payment solutions for retailing have been investigated: BART provided by Swedbank, SEQR provided by Seamless, and a service provided by Payair.

    The analysis indicates that a number of expectations of stakeholders about mobile payment services did not come true. The results for the different cases differ but the main findings are: banks were excluded from direct service provisioning; merchants see some advantaged to deploy mobile payment, but are uncertain which solution will be a dominant in the market; consumer expectations of improved purchasing experience and usefulness are not met. The performed analysis also helps to identify some of the reasons that can be seen as obstacles for a wider penetration of mobile payment services.

  • 31.
    Apanasevic, Tatjana
    et al.
    KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Kommunikationssystem, CoS, Radio Systems Laboratory (RS Lab). KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Centra, KTH Center för Trådlösa System, Wireless@kth.
    Markendahl, Jan
    KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Centra, KTH Center för Trådlösa System, Wireless@kth. KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Kommunikationssystem, CoS, Radio Systems Laboratory (RS Lab).
    The mobile payment in retail: Teaching case summary2013Ingår i: The 29th Annual IMP Conference (IMP2013) proceedings: Building and Managing Relationships in a Global Network: Challenges and Necessary Capabilities / [ed] Minna Rollins and Brian Rutherford, IMP Group, 2013Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    The case is written for master level students from business, commerce, and technical areas having some background in strategic marketing and management. The work over case implies a group work and a discussion of a strategy behind taken decision.

    THE OBJECTIVES OF THE CASE

    The main objective of the case is to gain practical skills in and better understanding of decision making in the circumstances of market uncertainty. The decision making process requires analysis of company’s core competences (Collis and Montgomery, 2008), market forces (Porter, 1996; Porter, 2008), and understanding of consumer needs. Students should apply different analysis frameworks in order to develop a strategy improving company’s competitive advantage and leveraging opportunities provided by a new technology, namely a new mobile payment solution. In addition, a consumer-centered thinking should lead to a suggestion of a bundle of attractive added values services build on top of mobile payment solution.

  • 32.
    Apanasevic, Tatjana
    et al.
    KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Kommunikationssystem, CoS, Radio Systems Laboratory (RS Lab). KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Centra, KTH Center för Trådlösa System, Wireless@kth.
    Markendahl, Jan
    KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Centra, KTH Center för Trådlösa System, Wireless@kth. KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Kommunikationssystem, CoS, Radio Systems Laboratory (RS Lab).
    Arvidsson, Niklas
    KTH, Skolan för industriell teknik och management (ITM), Industriell ekonomi och organisation (Inst.), Entreprenörskap och Innovation.
    An exploratory study of consumer attitudes towards mobile ticketing in Sweden2013Ingår i: 24th European Regional Conference of the International Telecommunications Society: Technology, Investment and Uncertainty, ITS , 2013Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Swedish public transport organizations have set an objective to double usage of the public transport during the next coming five years. This study attempts to investigate if the current ticket solutions support the goal of the public transport companies, and if the available mobile phone solutions can lower barriers for consumers. In order to do that, critical travelling moments for users of different market segments were estimated during a pre-study stage. The following focus group discussions helped to validate problems identified during the pre-study. At the same time, focus groups provided deeper consumer insights on general consumer perception of the transport service, ticketing, mobile payment, quality of service, consumer expectations related to the public transport services, and consumer satisfaction and loyalty.

    The conducted research helped to identify problems existing in public transport ticketing and mobile payment areas, which have the negative impact on the usage of the public transport service and contribute with additional barriers for users. Moreover, this conclusion is supported by multiple examples that clearly illustrate what does not work, and why it does not work. Hence, mentioned solutions do not support the overall objective of the public transport operators. The comprehension of these problems and barriers can contribute to a better understanding of consumer needs and expectations, and help the public transport service providers to improve the service.

  • 33.
    Apanasevic, Tatjana
    et al.
    KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Kommunikationssystem, CoS, Radio Systems Laboratory (RS Lab). KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Centra, KTH Center för Trådlösa System, Wireless@kth.
    Markendahl, Jan
    KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Centra, KTH Center för Trådlösa System, Wireless@kth. KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Kommunikationssystem, CoS, Radio Systems Laboratory (RS Lab).
    Arvidsson, Niklas
    KTH, Skolan för industriell teknik och management (ITM), Industriell ekonomi och organisation (Inst.).
    Stakeholders' expectations of mobile payment in retail: lessons from Sweden2016Ingår i: International Journal of Bank Marketing, ISSN 0265-2323, E-ISSN 1758-5937, Vol. 34, nr 1, s. 37-61Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose– The purpose of this paper is to explore the reasons behind the slow adoption of mobile payment services. The expectations of the main groups of stakeholders – the mobile service providers, the retailers, and the consumers – of the service in the retail industry in Sweden are examined. Design/methodology/approach– The authors use a qualitative case study of stakeholders’ expectations. The conceptual research framework is based on the theory of diffusion of innovations, the technology adoption model, and network externalities. The proposed framework was tested and validated by empirical findings. Findings– One of the key findings of the research highlights that acceptance of a mobile payment service depends on the ability of mobile payment providers to build networks of both retailers and consumers simultaneously. The service will attract these stakeholders if it meets their expectations in the best possible way. Another finding is that mobile payment services do not meet expectations on an enhanced purchasing process. This is the area for future service improvement. Research limitations/implications– The main limitation of this study is that only a few retailers were contacted. Practical implications– First of all, criteria from the developed research framework can be used as a guide for mobile payment service development. Second, when developing and providing a mobile payment service, mobile payment providers need to have a good understanding of the needs and expectations of retailers and consumers. Originality/value– Stakeholders’ expectations have not been a focus for research in previous studies. This is a new research object.

  • 34.
    Apanasevic, Tatjana
    et al.
    KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Kommunikationssystem, CoS, Radio Systems Laboratory (RS Lab). KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Centra, KTH Center för Trådlösa System, Wireless@kth.
    Markendahl, Jan
    KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Centra, KTH Center för Trådlösa System, Wireless@kth. KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Kommunikationssystem, CoS, Radio Systems Laboratory (RS Lab).
    Arvidsson, Niklas
    KTH, Skolan för industriell teknik och management (ITM), Industriell ekonomi och organisation (Inst.), Entreprenörskap och Innovation.
    Stakeholders’ Expectations of Mobile Payment in Retail: Lessons from SwedenManuskript (preprint) (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
  • 35.
    Apanasevic, Tatjana
    et al.
    KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Kommunikationssystem, CoS, Radio Systems Laboratory (RS Lab). KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Centra, KTH Center för Trådlösa System, Wireless@kth.
    Markendahl, Jan
    KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Centra, KTH Center för Trådlösa System, Wireless@kth. KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Kommunikationssystem, CoS, Radio Systems Laboratory (RS Lab).
    Arvidsson, Niklas
    KTH, Skolan för industriell teknik och management (ITM), Industriell ekonomi och organisation (Inst.), Entreprenörskap och Innovation.
    Stakeholder’s expectations: The case of mobile public transport ticketing in Sweden2014Ingår i: 13th International Conference on Mobile Business, 2014 (ICMB 2014), London, June 4-5, 2014, 2014Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    One of the main areas of mobile payment application in Sweden is mobile public transport ticketing. The main stakeholders involved in this service are mobile network operators, mobile payment service providers, SMS ticket’s “technology solution” providers, public transport companies, and consumers.

    Traditionally, mobile operators have had a strong position in this niche since the mobile phone bill or pre-paid subscriptions were used for end-user billing. Due to financial regulation, this situation was changed in February 2013 when new SMS payment solutions were introduced for all public transport companies in Sweden. A number of new actors entered the scene, and the position of existing actors changed dramatically. At the same time, the Swedish mobile operators formed a joint venture, 4T Sweden, offering a new mobile payment solution – WyWallet.

    The main focus of this paper is on the change of expectations of different stakeholders taking part in provisioning of SMS payment services. Analysis has been performed by comparison of the initial expectations before the introduction of the new SMS payment system and the real outcome in approximately half a year time. Analysis revealed the fact that expectations of a number of stakeholders about mobile payment services did not come true. Moreover, due to barriers set by the mobile payment solution, mobile payment transactions in public transportation is dramatically lower than what SMS payments were before the market changed.

  • 36.
    Arias, Jahaivis M.
    KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Kommunikationssystem, CoS, Radio Systems Laboratory (RS Lab).
    Privacy in the context of Smart Home Environments: Based upon a survey of experts2014Självständigt arbete på avancerad nivå (masterexamen), 20 poäng / 30 hpStudentuppsats (Examensarbete)
    Abstract [sv]

    Intelligenta omgivningar och framförallt smarta hem har kommit att bli ett popular forskning samt impementationsområde. Trots ämnets popularitet är det en brist på verktyg som låter personer i dessa intelligenta omgivningar att förstå vilken typ av data som genereras av de smarta apparaterna, att de förstår vem som får tillgång till deras privatinformation och syftet till att informationen används. Dessa problem leder till påverkar användarintegriteten för personerna i de intelligenta omgivningarna. Personerna vill försäkra sig om att deras privatinformation används till deras fördel och inte missbrukas. Det finns ett behov av integretetsverktyg som kan hjälpa personerna att få en bättre förståelse över hur deras integritet påverkas när deras privatinformation missbrukas. Den här rapporten syftar till att behandla detta problem genom att ta fram riktlinjer baserade på användarnas oro kring deras integritet.

    En litteraturstudie genomfördes för att utvärderade metoder för att genomföra forskning på användarintegritet. Ramverket Internet Users’ Information Privacy Concerns (IUIPC) från Malhotra, Kim, och Agarwal valdes eftersom det var den en av de mest pålitliga modellen för att mäta den individuella oron kring integriteten hos användarna. Kvantitativ data samlades in genom ett formulär baserat på IUIPC ramverket. Datan samlades in under den empiriska fasen utav 30 experter inom forskningsområdet. Linjär regression och principalkomponentanalys användes för att analysera datan från undersökningen.

    Resultatet från undersökningen diskuterades med målet att tillhandahålla riktlinjer till utvecklare och tjänsteleverantörer, om vilka integritets aspecter vilket bör övervägas samt focusera på vid utveckling av integretetsverktyg för ubika datasystem.

  • 37.
    Arshad, Malik Wahaj
    et al.
    KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Kommunikationssystem, CoS. KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Centra, KTH Center för Trådlösa System, Wireless@kth.
    Västberg, Anders
    KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Kommunikationssystem, CoS, Radio Systems Laboratory (RS Lab). KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Centra, KTH Center för Trådlösa System, Wireless@kth.
    Edler, T.
    Energy efficiency gains through traffic offloading and traffic expansion in joint macro pico deployment2012Ingår i: 2012 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC, IEEE Communications Society, 2012, s. 2203-2208Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    The traffic demand in future mobile cellular networks is expected to increase exponentially which would lead to dense base station deployment and eventually higher energy consumption. The current dominant mobile systems including GSM and UMTS were not designed with focus on energy efficiency. This paper investigates the energy saving potential of pico nodes in a heterogeneous network from an incumbent operator consideration. The results show that the number of hotspots and the user distribution in the hotspots strongly effects the power saving. Also, sleep modes in pico base stations have shown to reduce the energy loss to almost half. On a day average with limited utilization of pico base station, the heterogeneous network scenario provides marginal saving. The results also show that if the pico base station resources are fully utilized, premium user case, the heterogeneous network scenario can provide substantial reduction in energy per bit.

  • 38.
    Atat, Rachad
    et al.
    KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Kommunikationssystem, CoS, Radio Systems Laboratory (RS Lab).
    Yaacoub, E.
    Alouini, M. -S
    Abu-Dayya, A.
    Peer-to-peer content sharing techniques for energy efficiency in wireless networks with fast channel variations2013Ingår i: Green Networking and Communications: ICT for Sustainability, CRC Press , 2013, s. 3-28Kapitel i bok, del av antologi (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
    Abstract [en]

    According to the International Telecommunication Union, information and communication technology (ICT) was emitting 0.83 GtCO2e (gigatons of carbon dioxide equivalent), contributing to around 2%-2.5% of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in 2007 [1]. With the continuous growth of ICT, especially in developing countries, the GHG emissions are expected to grow at double the rate over the next 10 years [1]. The Global e-Sustainability Initiative research is estimating a 72% increase in ICT energy usage from 2007 to 2020 with around 1.43 GtCO2e emissions in 2020 [1]. In addition, the telecommunications industry is witnessing an explosive increase in data traffic especially with the introduction of wireless modems and smart phones and with the presence of more than one billion wireless subscribers today. The data traffic volume is increasing by a factor of 10 every 5 years, leading to an increase of 16%-20% in energy consumption every 5 years [2]. For instance, in India, the mobile telecom industry is considered the fastest-growing sector with 584.3 million subscribers in 2010-2011 with an annual growth rate of 49.15%. It is estimated that the energy consumption of the Indian Mobile Telecom Industry was 163 PJ (petajoules) with 52.66 million tons emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) in 2010-2011 [3]. A user who travels a distance of 25 km using public transport such as car or train can result in 1.22 kg of CO2 emissions, compared to 0.11 kg of CO2 emissions for 1 hour of video conferencing with two laptops [4]. A talk of 2 minutes per day on the phone can produce 47 kg CO2e (equivalent) per year, with a total of 125 million tons of CO2e produced by mobile phones in 1 year [5]. 

  • 39.
    Azari, Amin
    KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Kommunikationssystem, CoS, Radio Systems Laboratory (RS Lab).
    Energy-efficient scheduling and grouping for machine-type communications over cellular networks2016Ingår i: Ad hoc networks, ISSN 1570-8705, E-ISSN 1570-8713, Vol. 43, s. 16-29Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    In this paper, energy-efficient scheduling for grouped machine-type devices deployed in cellular networks isinvestigated. We introduce a scheduling-based cooperation incentivescheme which enables machine nodes to organize themselveslocally, create machine groups, and communicate through grouprepresentatives to the base station. This scheme benefits from anovel scheduler design which takes into account the cooperationlevel of each node, reimburses the extra energy consumptionsof group representatives, and maximizes the network lifetime.As reusing cellular uplink resources for communications insidethe groups degrades the Quality of Service (QoS) of theprimary users, analytical results are provided which present atradeoff between maximum allowable number of simultaneouslyactive machine groups in a given cell and QoS of the primaryusers. Furthermore, we extend our derived solutions for theexisting cellular networks, propose a cooperation-incentive LTEscheduler, and present our simulation results in the context ofLTE. The simulation results show that the proposed solutionssignificantly prolong the network lifetime. Also, it is shown thatunder certain circumstances, reusing uplink resource by machinedevices can degrade the outage performance of the primary userssignificantly, and hence, coexistence management of machinedevices and cellular users is of paramount importance for nextgenerations of cellular networks in order to enable group-basedmachine-type communications while guaranteeing QoS for theprimary users.

  • 40.
    Azari, Amin
    et al.
    KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Kommunikationssystem, CoS, Radio Systems Laboratory (RS Lab).
    Miao, Guowang
    KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Kommunikationssystem, CoS, Radio Systems Laboratory (RS Lab).
    Battery Lifetime-Aware Base Station Sleeping Control with M2M/H2H Coexistence2016Ingår i: 2016 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2016 - Proceedings, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2016, artikel-id 7841624Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Fundamental tradeoffs in green cellular networkswith coexistence of machine-oriented and human-oriented trafficsare investigated. First, we present a queuing system to modelthe uplink transmission of a green base station which servestwo types of distinct traffics with strict requirements on delayand battery lifetime. Then, the energy-lifetime and energydelaytradeoffs are introduced, and closed-form expressions forenergy consumption of the base station, average experienceddelay in data transmission, and expected battery lifetime ofmachine devices are derived. Furthermore, we extend the derivedresults to the multi-cell scenario, and investigate the impacts ofsystem and traffic parameters on the energy-lifetime and energydelaytradeoffs using analytical and numerical results. Numericalresults show the impact of energy saving for the access network onthe introduced tradeoffs, and figure out the ways in which energycould be saved by compromising on the level of performance.

  • 41.
    Azari, Amin
    et al.
    KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Kommunikationssystem, CoS, Radio Systems Laboratory (RS Lab).
    Miao, Guowang
    KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Kommunikationssystem, CoS.
    Energy Efficient MAC for Cellular-Based M2M Communications2014Ingår i: Signal and Information Processing (GlobalSIP), 2014 IEEE Global Conference on, IEEE conference proceedings, 2014, s. 128-132Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    In Machine-to-Machine (M2M) networks, an energyefficient scalable medium access control (MAC) is crucial forserving massive battery-driven machine-type devices. In thispaper, we investigate the energy efficient MAC design to minimizebattery power consumption in cellular-based M2M communications.We present an energy efficient MAC protocol that notonly adapts contention and reservation-based protocols for M2Mcommunications in cellular networks, but also benefits frompartial clustering to handle the massive access problem. Then weinvestigate the energy efficiency and access capacity of contentionbasedprotocols and present an energy efficient contention-basedprotocol for intra-cluster communication of the proposed MAC,which results in huge power saving. The simulation results showthat the proposed MAC protocol outperforms the others in energysaving without sacrificing much delay or throughput. Also, thelifetimes of both individual nodes and the whole M2M networkare significantly extended.

  • 42.
    Azari, Amin
    et al.
    KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Kommunikationssystem, CoS, Radio Systems Laboratory (RS Lab).
    Miao, Guowang
    KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Kommunikationssystem, CoS.
    Fundamental Tradeoffs in Resource Provisioning forIoT Services over Cellular Networks2017Ingår i: Proceedings of the 2017 IEEE International Conference on Communications, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2017, artikel-id 7996885Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Performance tradeoffs in resource provisioningfor mixed internet-of-things (IoT) and human-orientedcommunications(HoC) services over cellular networks are investigated.First, we present a low-complexity model of cellularconnectivity in the uplink direction in which both accessreservation and scheduled data transmission procedures areincluded. This model is employed subsequently in derivinganalytical expressions for energy efficiency, spectral efficiency,and experienced delay in data transmission of connected devicesas well as energy consumption of base stations. The derivedexpressions indicate that the choice of uplink resource provisioningstrategy introduces tradeoffs between battery lifetime forIoT communications, quality of service (QoS) for HoC, spectralefficiency and energy consumption for the access network. Then,the impacts of system and traffic parameters on the introducedtradeoffs are investigated. Performance analysis illustrates thatimproper resource provisioning for IoT traffic not only degradesQoS of high-priority services and decreases battery lifetime ofIoT devices, but also increases energy consumption of the accessnetwork. The presented analytical and simulations results figureout the ways in which spectral/energy efficiency for the accessnetwork and QoS for high-priority services could be traded toprolong battery lifetimes of connected devices by compromisingon the level of provisioned radio resources.

  • 43.
    Azari, Amin
    et al.
    KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Kommunikationssystem, CoS, Radio Systems Laboratory (RS Lab).
    Miao, Guowang
    KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Kommunikationssystem, CoS.
    Lifetime-Aware Scheduling and Power Control for Cellular-based M2M Communications2015Ingår i: Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC), 2015 IEEE: , IEEE conference proceedings, 2015, s. 1171-1176Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    In this paper the uplink scheduling and transmit powercontrol is investigated to minimize the energy consumption forbattery-driven devices deployed in cellular networks. A lifetimemetric based on the accurate energy consumption model for cellularbasedmachine devices is provided and used to formulate theuplink scheduling and power control problems as network lifetimemaximization problems. Then, lifetime-aware uplink scheduling andpower control protocols which maximize the overall network lifetimeare investigated based on the different lifetime definitions. Besidesthe exact solutions, the low-complexity suboptimal solutions arepresented in this work which can achieve near optimal performancewith much lower computational complexity. The performance evaluationshows that the network lifetime is significantly extended underproposed protocols.

  • 44.
    Azari, Amin
    et al.
    KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Kommunikationssystem, CoS, Radio Systems Laboratory (RS Lab). KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Centra, KTH Center för Trådlösa System, Wireless@kth.
    Miao, Guowang
    KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Kommunikationssystem, CoS.
    Network Life time Maximization for Cellular-Based M2M Networks2017Ingår i: IEEE Access, E-ISSN 2169-3536, Vol. 5, s. 18927-18940, artikel-id 8045999Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    High energy efficiency is critical for enabling massive machine-type communications (MTC) over cellular networks. This paper is devoted to energy consumption modeling, battery lifetime analysis, lifetime-aware scheduling, and transmit power control for massive MTC over cellular networks. We consider a realistic energy consumption model for MTC and model network battery-lifetime. Analytic expressions are derived to demonstrate the impact of scheduling on both the individual and network battery lifetimes. The derived expressions are subsequently employed in the uplink scheduling and transmit power control for mixed-priority MTC traffic in order to maximize the network lifetime. Besides the main solutions, low complexity solutions with limited feedback requirement are investigated, and the results are extended to existing LIE networks. In addition, the energy efficiency, spectral efficiency, and network lifetime tradeoffs in resource provisioning and scheduling for MTC over cellular networks are investigated. The simulation results show that the proposed solutions can provide substantial network lifetime improvement and network maintenance cost reduction in comparison with the existing scheduling schemes.

  • 45.
    Azari, Amin
    et al.
    KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Kommunikationssystem, CoS, Radio Systems Laboratory (RS Lab).
    Miao, Guowang
    KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Kommunikationssystem, CoS.
    Network Lifetime Maximization for Cellular-Based M2M Networks2017Ingår i: IEEE Access, E-ISSN 2169-3536Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    High energy efficiency is critical for enabling massivemachine-type communications (MTC) over cellular networks.This work is devoted to energy consumption modeling,battery lifetime analysis, lifetime-aware scheduling and transmitpower control for massive MTC over cellular networks. Weconsider a realistic energy consumption model for MTC andmodel network battery-lifetime. Analytic expressions are derivedto demonstrate the impact of scheduling on both the individualand network battery lifetimes. The derived expressions aresubsequently employed in uplink scheduling and transmit powercontrol for mixed-priority MTC traffic in order to maximizethe network lifetime. Besides the main solutions, low-complexitysolutions with limited feedback requirement are investigated,and the results are extended to existing LTE networks. Also,the energy efficiency, spectral efficiency, and network lifetimetradeoffs in resource provisioning and scheduling for MTC overcellular networks are investigated. The simulation results showthat the proposed solutions can provide substantial networklifetime improvement and network maintenance cost reductionin comparison with the existing scheduling schemes.

  • 46.
    Baetens, Jens
    KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Kommunikationssystem, CoS, Radio Systems Laboratory (RS Lab).
    Improving the Quality of Web Content through Automated Metrics: An attempt to process course pages at the kth.se website2015Rapport (Övrig (populärvetenskap, debatt, mm))
    Abstract [sv]

    I dagens läge lägger många organisationer upp stora mängder material på webben. Detta projekt tittar främst på det offentliga webgränssnittet för KTH.

    KTH har stora mängder data tillgängligt online. Ett problem är att användare som redigerar och lägger upp denna data inte får återkoppling på den. Iden bakom detta projekt är att ge dessa användare återkoppling om deras material.

    Det slutgiltiga målet i detta projekt är att hålla koll på förändring i websidor. Till exempel kurshemsidorna på KTH som har sin egen information och innehåll och kan ändras av kursansvarige. När websidor är tillgängliga i mer än ett språk och det sker en förändring i ena språkets version förväntar man sig att informationen ska ändras på de andra språken också. I det nuvarande systemet finns det dock inget systematiskt sätt som detta ändras på och den ansvarige blir inte påmind att endast den ena ändrats. Man kan tänka sig något liknande för andra typer av innehåll. Till exempel kan det vara intressant att se hur ofta en sida uppdateras och påminna den ansvarige när en sida inte blivit uppdaterad på ett tag.

    Ett sekundärt mål med detta projekt är att visa upp ett verktyg som kan nå websidor på KTH Social och möjliggöra ändrandet av websidor med kod. Ett sådant verktyg kan användas för att beräkna “läsbarhetspoäng” (readability points) för varje websida och sedan kommentera sidan med denna poäng.

    Den implementerade koden för detta projekt uppnådde båda dessa mål. Några förslag har formulerats för hur denna process kan förbättras till exempel genom att arbeta direkt i databaserna för att producera dynamiskt material.

  • 47.
    Ballesteros, Luis Guillermo Martinez
    et al.
    KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Kommunikationssystem, CoS, Radio Systems Laboratory (RS Lab).
    Ickin, Selim
    Fiedler, Markus
    Markendahl, Jan
    KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Kommunikationssystem, CoS, Radio Systems Laboratory (RS Lab).
    Tollmar, Konrad
    KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Kommunikationssystem, CoS, Radio Systems Laboratory (RS Lab).
    Wac, Katarzyna
    Energy Saving Approaches for Video Streaming on Smartphone based on QoE Modeling2016Ingår i: 2016 13TH IEEE ANNUAL CONSUMER COMMUNICATIONS & NETWORKING CONFERENCE (CCNC), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2016Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    In this paper, we study the influence of video stalling on QoE. We provide QoE models that are obtained in realistic scenarios on the smartphone, and provide energy-saving approaches for smartphone by leveraging the proposed QoE models in relation to energy. Results show that approximately 5J is saved in a 3 minutes video clip with an acceptable Mean Opinion Score (MOS) level when the video frames are skipped. If the video frames are not skipped, then it is suggested to avoid freezes during a video stream as the freezes highly increase the energy waste on the smartphones.

  • 48.
    Beckman, Claes
    et al.
    KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Kommunikationssystem, CoS, Radio Systems Laboratory (RS Lab). KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Centra, KTH Center för Trådlösa System, Wireless@kth.
    Karlsson, B.
    The story of Allgon: HF, VHF, cellular and microwave antennas during allmost 60 years2013Ingår i: 2013 7th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP), IEEE , 2013, s. 3171-3173Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Allgon, 'The Antenna Specialist', was a leading international design house and manufacturer of antennas for almost 60 years. The company was started in Stockholm in 1947 under the name of 'Antennspecialisten', by the Swedish engineer Torbjörn Cramner and his wife Veronica. In 1951 the company moved to Åkersberga north of Stockholm where its main facilities where located until the late 90's. During its life time the company designed and produced antennas for HF, VHF, Cellular and Microwave frequency bands, and for military, emergency, private and cellular radio systems. The company was in 2004 acquired by the US based company Powerwave but still today many of its original antenna designs are in production and many thousands of its base station antennas for mobile networks are still deployed all around the World.

  • 49.
    Bin, Yang
    KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Kommunikationssystem, CoS, Radio Systems Laboratory (RS Lab).
    Using Six Sigma Methodology to improve the performance of the Shipment Test2015Självständigt arbete på avancerad nivå (masterexamen), 20 poäng / 30 hpStudentuppsats (Examensarbete)
    Abstract [sv]

    Konkurrens och ledtid tryck motiverar oss att hitta nya och bättre vägar att kontinuerligt förbättra resultatet av vårt arbete. Betoningen av förbättring av både effektivitet och kvalité har blivit allt mer signifikant i våra dagliga aktiviteter. Prestationen av Ericssons AXE/APZ produkter under sändningens test fas är en sådan aktivitet och det är där fokusen på detta tes projekt ligger. En av de grundläggande principerna av sändnings test är att se till att test kampanjer avslutat i tid. Under de senaste årtionden har företag spenderat stora summor tid och pengar att förbättra test kvalité och effektivitet. Tyvärr har resultaten inte vart så bra som förväntat. Det ser ut så att det är mycket svårt att förbättra sändnings test prestationen när du använder traditionella test förvaltningsmetoder. Six Sigma metodik har blivit tillämpad som en ledningsfilosofi fokuserad på att förbättra effektivitet och prestation under test exekverings perioden.

    Denna tes ger en introduktion till Six Sigma tillvägagångssättet, inklusive konceptet från Sig Sigma, dess historia, utveckling och metodik. Mer specifikt använder vi Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve och Control (DMAIC) tillvägagångssätt för att utvärdera prestationen av Ericssons AXE/APZ sändnings testning.  Denna process kräver definitionen av prestationsmålet, mätningar av nuvarande prestanda och analys av data för att hitta rötterna till orsakerna av problemen. Resultatet av denna definition, mätning och analys var en rad förslag till förbättringar och kontroll av den förbättrade processen för att säkerhetsställa hållbara förbättrade prestations resultat.

  • 50.
    Bogdanov, Kirill
    et al.
    KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Kommunikationssystem, CoS, Network Systems Laboratory (NS Lab).
    Peón-Quirós, Miguel
    Complutense University of Madrid.
    Maguire Jr., Gerald Q.
    KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Kommunikationssystem, CoS, Radio Systems Laboratory (RS Lab).
    Kostic, Dejan
    KTH, Skolan för informations- och kommunikationsteknik (ICT), Kommunikationssystem, CoS, Network Systems Laboratory (NS Lab).
    The Nearest Replica Can Be Farther Than You Think2015Ingår i: Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on Cloud Computing 2015, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2015, s. 16-29Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Modern distributed systems are geo-distributed for reasons of increased performance, reliability, and survivability. At the heart of many such systems, e.g., the widely used Cassandra and MongoDB data stores, is an algorithm for choosing a closest set of replicas to service a client request. Suboptimal replica choices due to dynamically changing network conditions result in reduced performance as a result of increased response latency. We present GeoPerf, a tool that tries to automate the process of systematically testing the performance of replica selection algorithms for geodistributed storage systems. Our key idea is to combine symbolic execution and lightweight modeling to generate a set of inputs that can expose weaknesses in replica selection. As part of our evaluation, we analyzed network round trip times between geographically distributed Amazon EC2 regions, and showed a significant number of daily changes in nearestK replica orders. We tested Cassandra and MongoDB using our tool, and found bugs in each of these systems. Finally, we use our collected Amazon EC2 latency traces to quantify the time lost due to these bugs. For example due to the bug in Cassandra, the median wasted time for 10% of all requests is above 50 ms.

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