Wireless Networks Lab (WNL) is a ‘Megagrant’ lab established in 2017 around the project on Cloudified Wireless Networks for 5G and beyond, led by Prof. Ian F. Akyildiz. The project aims to design a novel cloud architecture for wireless networks based on software-defined networking and network function virtualization concepts and essential management tools which allow satisfying the requirements for 5G and beyond.

Our areas of interest include

  • Dynamic reconfiguration of the cloudified networks, which allow significantly reducing telecom operator CAPEX and OPEX while providing high quality of experience for the end users.
  • Traffic classification in wireless networks.
  • Resource allocation for heterogeneous traffic in multi-RRH environment
  • Cooperation and coexistence for the technologies working in licensed and unlicensed spectrum (including LTE-U, LAA, Wi-Fi coexistence)
  • Centralized algorithms for managing multihop mmWave networks, including fast link setup and beamforming algorithms, routing algorithms, and resources scheduling algorithms.
  • Ultra-reliable low latency communications
  • Massive Machine-Type Communications
  • Visible light and Terahertz Communications


Recent News

  • [Seminar] August 14, 2019 – Ertugrul Basar – Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces (August 14, 2019)
    Moscow Telecommunication Seminar on Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces was held in IITP RAS on August 14, 2019. The invited talk «Transmission Through Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces: A New Frontier in Wireless Communications» was given by Dr. Ertugrul Basar, Associate Professor of the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Koç University (Istanbul, Turkey) and the director of Communications Research and Innovation Laboratory (CoreLab). The audience discussed the future of mobile communications with the potential new use cases and challenging requirements of future 6th generation (6G) and beyond wireless networks.
  • Wireless Networks Lab & Telecommunication Systems Lab of NRU HSE develop new approaches to real-time applications in Wi-Fi (July 30, 2019)
    Currently, quality of Wi-Fi networks to manage the transfer of RTA data is not reliable. This is due to the fact that Wi-Fi networks operate in unlicensed frequency bands, in which device transmissions are often affected by interference from neighboring devices, and possible collisions during data transmission lead to high latency. In order to change the current situation, the IEEE 802 committee that develops the Wi-Fi network standard announced the beginning of the development of an addendum to the IEEE 802.11be standard devoted to real-time applications in Wi-Fi networks. Despite the fact that this supplement has just begun to be developed, it already describes some approaches to ensuring low latency and reliable data transfer, one of which was developed and proposed by researchers from the WNL: Evgeny Avdotin, Dmitry Bankov and Evgeny Khorov.
  • Head of Wireless Networks Lab Evgeny Khorov is elected a member of the Academic Council of National Research University Higher School of Economics (June 19, 2019)
    Head of Wireless Networks Lab Evgeny Khorov was elected a member of the Faculty Academic Council of HSE. The Academic Council is an elected representative committee responsible for the general management of the faculty. Every 5 year, the institute organizes a meeting of the board members to establish the Academic Council for the next period. The Interaction between WNL and MIEM HSE is a strong foundation to forge future telecommunications highly qualified specialists.
  • Head of Wireless Networks Lab Evgeny Khorov Supports Young Scientists at the Round Table with Russian Prime Minister (April 29, 2019)
    The Government Round Table with Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev was held in the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) on April 29, 2019. The discussion was devoted to the latest issues of the state national project «Science», in particular, to the human resource development with its goal to provide scientists with all the conditions necessary for research. The main direction of the discussion was focused on the question to attract young talented people to Russian institutes and laboratories.
  • Wireless Networks Lab hosts 2019 IEEE International Black Sea Conference on Communications and Networking (April 24, 2019)
    The 7th Black Sea Conference on Communications and Networking (BlackSeaCom) is held this year on June 3-6 in Sochi, Russia. Wireless Networks lab is honored to host and organize the world-famous conference. The venue of IEEE BlackSeaCom 2019 is the Russian International Olympic University which is located in the heart of Sochi with many sightseeing places nearby.
  • WNL members Evgeny Khorov and Ilya Levitsky present NOMA-Wi-Fi testbed results at IEEE 802 Plenary (March 25, 2019)
    EEE 802 Plenary Session was held on March 10-15 in Vancouver, Canada. The IEEE 802 Standards Committee develops and maintains networking standards and recommended practices for local, metropolitan, and other area networks, using an open and accredited process, and advocates them on a global basis. WNL members participate in the activities of the IEEE 802.11 Working Group that develops Wi-Fi.
  • Head of Wireless Networks Lab Evgeny Khorov Supports Investment in Research Programs in Telecommunications at the Government Round Table (March 18, 2019)
    The round table gathered government delegates, experts, heads and representatives of Russian science and industry to discuss the problems of the Digital economy in Russia. The primary attention of debating was focusing on the national market of telecommunications equipment and the current state of competition in the national marketplace and abroad.