The project DRIVE (Data-driven latency-sensitive mobile services for a digitalised society) looks at how mobile services can be applied in the most optimised and energy-efficient way possible.
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Real life 5G network measurements in Rome
As part of the DRIVE project, real life measurements of 5G networks are now taking place in Rome, Italy, where two large mobile operators are up to proof in terms of coverage, connectivity, latency and throughput performance.
In Dec. 2020 - Jan. 2021, a large-scale measurement campaign took place in major parts of Rome, Italy, to analyze the ongoing evolution of the mobile cellular ecosystem and the initial rollout of 5G Non-Standalone operational networks.
5G testing in progress
In the DRIVE project, a common test environment with industry partner Varnish Software has now been installed. The tests will measure the impact of different network connections on latency and bandwidth during video streaming.
Since mid-December, latency and bandwidth testing has been ongoing in Karlstad University's 5G testbed. A server is connected to several network connections at the same time to compare their performance. The connection options being tested are wifi, 5G and soon also the Starlink satellite system.
Workshop to identify the challenges of digitalisation in the health sector
Digital Well Arena is a collaborative initiative on digital solutions for a healthier life, between the public sector, academia, civil society, entrepreneurs and business in Värmland. Recently, a workshop was held to make an inventory of the needs for digitalisation in the healthcare sector, what problems society and individuals would benefit from having solved. A multidisciplinary group of researchers working at Karlstad University is now taking over and investigating how research can be part of the solutions.
The workshop took place as an all-day activity at Karlstad Innovation Park, where participants were put into small groups of 4-5 people for discussion. The focus was on what challenges do we see with digitalisation in the healthcare sector?
DRIVE Kick-off – starting point for latency research
On November 16-17, the DRIVE project held a two-day kick-off meeting at Karlstad University. The aim for the kick-off was to get the DRIVE and its subprojects officially started and to let all partner representatives and researchers meet face-to-face.
- I am very excited to get started! A project of this great distinction and societal importance strengthens our research environment even more and puts Karlstad University on the map, says Professor Anna Brunström, project manager of DRIVE. I have high expectations for everything DRIVE can provide.
Red Hat new partner for the DRIVE project
Computer Science at Karlstad university is welcoming Red Hat as a new partner within the DRIVE project. Red Hat is a global software company that provides Linux based open source software products to enterprises. This includes hybrid cloud infrastructure, middleware, agile integration, cloud-native application development, and management and automation solutions. We got the chance to speak with Simone Ferlin-Reiter, senior performance and scale engineer at Red Hat.
What are your expectations from the project?
For us, the main motivation to take part in this are the intangible values such as networking with other companies, developing our competence and talent hunting. We are looking forward to take part of the other partners’ use cases and challenges.
DAMI workshop presented state of the art technology for digitalization
On September 13, the first DAMI workshop was held at Karlstad University. The aim for the workshop was to launch the DAMI working groups and disseminate the center and its activities to a wider audience.
- The technical purpose of the workshop was to exchange information and ideas about recent developments in the area of digitalization for complex manufacturing, says Andreas Kassler, professor in computer science at Karlstad University.