Industry - Stream 3

The future of communication networks: embracing infrastructure-free communications solutions

Theatre 3 18 October 2023 2:45 pm - 3:15 pm

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Peter Scarlata

Traditional terrestrial networks, relying on fixed infrastructure, have served as the backbone of global communication for decades. However, as we progress into an increasingly dynamic and interconnected future, it becomes evident that these networks face formidable challenges that limit their effectiveness.

This abstract underscores the limitations of terrestrial networks, which include high installation costs, vulnerability to natural disasters, and the struggle to reach remote or underserved areas. Moreover, these networks may struggle to meet the demands of emerging technologies such as IoT, autonomous vehicles, and smart cities.

Conversely, infrastructure-free communication networks, leveraging technologies like satellite communication, LTE, mesh networks, and low Earth orbit satellites, offer a promising alternative. These solutions facilitate rapid deployment, resilience in the face of disasters, and broad coverage, even in remote regions. Moreover, they accommodate the growing demand for high-speed, low-latency connectivity, making them the frontrunners in shaping the future of global communication networks.

In conclusion, this abstract emphasises the adoption of infrastructure-free communication networks as a pivotal step to meet the evolving demands of our increasingly connected world.