LTE-assisted WiFi-Direct is a promising technology that creates unprecedented benefits, for both operator and end user, at the stages of device/service discovery, connection establishment, and service continuity. Correspondingly, cellular network may automate pairing of proximate devices, maintain their security, and improve the battery lifetime of D2D peers sharing their desired content.
We have completed a full-scale practical trial of network-assisted WiFi-Direct on a live 3GPP LTE deployment in Brno, Czech Republic. This unique trial unites partners from Tampere U. of Technology, Brno U. of Technology, and Intel Labs US. This post presents the final presentation about this trail. Main post could be found via this link.
Introduction was given by Dr. Jiří Hošek (BUT).
Dr. Sergey Andreev (W.I.N.T.E.R) was speaking about the actuality of the topic and current goals.
Dr. Kerstin Johnsson (Intel) was speaking about motivation and possible 5G networks evolution.
Prof. Vít Novotný (BUT) was describing unique LTE core, deployed in Brno University of Technology.