5G is on everyone's lips, but technical development is not limited to mobile communications. A second generation of LPWANs (Low Power Wide Area Networks) will be launched with series-ready components to eliminate the deficits of the first generation of low-energy long-distance radio networks. They are more immune to interference than the first LPWAN technologies, can manage huge amounts of nodes, handle the spectrum more efficiently and require even less power.
So the competition between mobile communications and royalty-free radio technologies continues. Industrial users will have more alternatives than ever with the announced private local 5G mobile networks and the use of 4G mobile technologies in royalty-free bands – also due to advances in the use of light (LiFi).
The Location Based Services segment is currently gaining new momentum. The new Bluetooth standard 5.1, for example, now integrates location functions. New wireless sensors, equipped with location awareness, allow measured values to be combined with localization data to make location-dependent decisions - without GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System), in closed rooms.
Many topics - one Wireless Congress
The Wireless Congress Systems & Applications, organized by Elektronik together with ZVEI and Messe München, the organizers of Electronica, traditionally bundles the latest technical developments in wireless communication. This concentration is one of the strengths of the Wireless Congress, a meeting place for the wireless community in Munich that networks researchers, developers, system integrators and professional users – regardless of whether the focus is on hardware or software.
The Call for Papers for the 16th Wireless Congress is currently running. Proposals for lectures and workshops can still be submitted until April 30, 2019 - for example, on new technical developments such as mMTC (massive machine-type communications), URLLC (ultra-reliable low-latency communications), eMMB (enhanced mobile broadband), on the use of AI in communications technology, on topics of standardization and conformity, on practical experience, on applications and on metrological challenges.
Further current topics such as Information-Centric Networking (ICN), resilient networks and radio protocols for real-time applications as well as tactile Internet can be found in the comprehensive overview of topics in the Call-for-Papers brochure for the Wireless Congress 2019 on the website www.wireless-congress.com.