Mobile Device and Communications Networks
Mobile communication networks are wireless communication networks that are used to support the transmission of voice, data, and other types of information to and from mobile devices, such as cellphones and tablets. Mobile communication networks are an essential component of modern telecommunications infrastructure, and they enable people to communicate and access information from anywhere at any time.
There are several types of mobile communication networks, including:
- Cellular networks: Cellular networks are the most common type of mobile communication networks and are used to support the transmission of voice and data to and from mobile devices. Cellular networks are made up of a series of cells, each of which is served by a base station that communicates with mobile devices within its coverage area.
- Wireless local area networks (WLANs): WLANs are used to provide wireless connectivity within a limited area, such as a home or office. WLANs use wireless technologies, such as Wi-Fi, to enable devices to connect to the network and communicate with each other.
- Satellite networks: Satellite networks are used to provide wireless communication services in areas where it is not practical or cost-effective to build a terrestrial communication infrastructure. Satellite networks use orbiting satellites to transmit and receive signals from mobile devices.
- Mobile broadband networks: Mobile broadband networks are used to provide high-speed internet access to mobile devices. Mobile broadband networks use wireless technologies, such as 3G and 4G, to enable devices to connect to the internet and access a wide range of online services.
Mobile communication networks are an important part of modern telecommunications infrastructure and play a vital role in enabling people to communicate and access information from anywhere at any time.
We propose working with partners to build out the necessary communication networks and mobile device applications. We have had discussions with US Ignite about joining their Smart Gigabit Communities (SGC) program. This program seeks to enable communities to accelerate the development and deployment of next-generation gigabit applications and services. We have worked with FIWARE in developing the FIWARE GCTC Challenge which aims to make forward-looking partnerships between cities and communities in North America with organizations currently providing solutions in Europe and create Smart City pilot trials designed to be replicable and scalable at global scale FIWARE GCTC Challenge 2017: cross-border cooperation USA – Europe.
Both these activities have received significant support from PSU and OHSU and we look forward to working with all these organizations to build the necessary mobile device and communications networks.