Citymesh at FUTEBOL’s Plenary Meeting

During the last plenary meeting in Antwerp, Mr. Robin Leblon, which is in charge of the R&D department at Citymesh and nCentric for the last 7 years, gave a talk entitled: "Offshore private LTE networks for wind farms". Citymesh is Belgium's largest wireless ISP with a strong focus on leisure environments, public spaces and smart cities (https://www.citymesh.com/). Robin and his team continuously improve Citymesh' in-house developed products, test and research massive Wi-Fi deployment...
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FUTEBOL at ETSI RRS

The FUTEBOL project has been presented at the ETSI RRS#45 meeting in Biel/Bienne in Switzerland by INTEL. The presentation briefly introduced the project charter and uses cases, then focused on the ongoing SAS trials at the VTT testbed in Oulu, Finland, and on the coexistence challenge between LTE and TV satellite receivers for the 3.5GHz band in Brazil. Also personnel from Ofcom Switzerland was present and some interesting questions were posed on the FUTEBOL project and on its testbeds. ...
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Visit to ArcelorMittal Global R&D Brazil Center

Continuing our effort to improve the engagement of industry, namely the Industry 4.0, in the early January 2019 the UFES team had a meeting with the R&D facility of ArcelorMittal in Brazil. This visit was about arrangements for using FUTEBOL's testbed for prototyping a pilot system they are planning for automating a steel production process in their plants around the world. This is a great achievement for the project. Hopefully we will have more news about this partnership...
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FUTEBOL meeting with OFCOM

In December 2018, FUTEBOL was presented by Dr. Valerio Frascolla to 4 people from Ofcom, steered by Dr. Federico Boccardi. OFCOM have been very much interested to the project use cases and especially to the testbed in Finland, and to the situation in Brazil, namely related with spectrum usage and 5G deployment. The presentation is available here
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ANATEL in Fortaleza’s FUTEBOL Plenary

From the 2nd to 4th October 2018, there was the workshop on "Comunicações Móveis" and the Plenary Meeting of FUTEBOL, hosted by UFC in Fortaleza. In the workshop and the meeting, MSc. Alex Azevedo, a representative from ANATEL, presented the particular aspects of the regulatory environment in Brazil and the ANATEL's vision for the future 5G networks. Thank you MSc. Alex Azevedo.
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EUSIPCO 2018

Dr. Yi Zhang recently (04/09/2018) presented an experimental paper regarding TCD's work in FUTEBOL at European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO), Rome, Italy. It was about dynamic CPU resource allocation of LTE eNB BBU pool by Linux containers. Dr. Valerio Frascolla was the session chair. More information can be found at their website: http://www.eusipco2018.org/. Many positive feedbacks were received from the audience.
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