Techno-economic analysis and planning issues for LiFi solutions

The expected deployment of Lifi solutions in IoT scenarios promises robustness through exclusive channel access in the unlicensed optical spectrum, lower latency, as well as enhanced security. However, the success of this expected deployment is subject to their cost analysis. This talk will introduce a techno-economic framework, which from the scenario and planning problem outputs, evaluates the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and the yearly cost per delivered capacity among other metrics. This framework allows comparing different solutions and identifying cost drivers. Particular results of an industrial scenario will be presented.

A presentation by Professor Carmen Mas Machuca at Technical University of Munich.

The view of the Speaker

Question 1: What drives you?
Learn about the problems faced by operators/manufacturers

Question 2: Why should the delegate attend your session?
Use of the presented techno-economic framework. Discuss on the outcomes/conclusions from the industrial use case.

Question 3: What emerging technologies / trends do you see as having the greatest potential in the short and long run?
Any wireless combined with optical

Question 4: What kind of impact do you expect them to have?
Telecommunication technologies always had a potential great positive impact on the World. Talking about wireless light application we are just in the beginning of a very long term progress and evolution.

Question 5: What are the barriers that might stand in the way?
Barriers are mainly in the research of this new communication technologies based on light. Light beams are electromagnetic waves like radio waves but they have a completely different dynamics in their interaction with materials. It makes them much more complex to handle than tradidional radio waves.

About Carmen Mas Machuca
She (Senior Member,IEEE) received the Dipl.-Ing. degree (master’s) from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, UPC, Spain, in 1995, and the Dr.-Ing. Degree (Ph.D.) from the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, EPFL, Switzerland, in 2000. She is currently Privat Dozent/Adjunct Teaching Professor with the Chair of Communication Networks, Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany. She has published more than 150 peer-reviewed articles. Her main research interests include techno-economic studies, network planning and resilience, SDN/NFV optimization problems, and next generation converged access networks.

About Technische Universität München
Technische Universität München (TUM) is one of the top technical universities in Germany and ranked in the top-50 worldwide (e.g., position 50 in the Shanghai Ranking, position 41 in the Times Higher Education ranking). TUM, ranked as University of Excellence in Germany, provides an excellent environment for research and education to more than 40.000 students. TUM has 14 departments focusing on natural sciences, engineering sciences, life and food sciences, medicine, technology-oriented business management and education. The department of Electrical and Computer Engineering hosts 26 chairs covering a wide range of areas and expertise. The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, where the Chair of Communication Networks (TUM-LKN) belongs, has 45 professorships and offers 5-degree courses to more than 3.300 students

Carmen Mas Machuca is speaker at the 2022 edition of LiFi Conference.

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