The research group focuses its activities on the definition and the impact of the network technologies and strategies, especially of the mobile communications, in the society of knowledge. Therefore, from the technological point of view, the group's research is deployed around security aspects and Quality of Service issues on wireless communications, the design and planification of network and mobile protocols, alternative models of telecommunication operators, etc. This research is completed with the analysis of these technologies impact on the society and the evaluation of regulatory policies of telecommunication services.
This research group was created recently in the Pompeu Fabra University and it is formed by research staff coming from different universities and research centers of the european area. Although its recent creation, is participating on many projects of the area defined by the group itself. Maintains collaboration relationships in concrete projects with other reserach groups of UPF and out of it.
The research group acknowledges the multidisciplinar nature of today's communications by addressing the technical as well as the sociological, economic and policy aspects of the knowledge society. Hence, the group focuses its activities on the definition and the analysis of network technologies and strategies, especially in the area of mobile communications. Therefore, from the technological point of view, the group's research revolves around the following topics, among others:
- Security aspects and Quality of Service issues on wireless communications
- The design and analysis of network and mobile protocols
- The merging of mobile and fixed networks
- Alternative models for telecommunication operators
- VoIP architectures
- Information Technology Diffusion
- Peer-to-peer Networks
This research is completed with the analysis of the impact of these technologies upon society and the evaluation of regulatory and telecommunication policies.