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

  • WNL Members Evgeny Avdotin, Dmitry Bankov, Evgeny Khorov and Andrey Lyakhov Receive Best Paper Award at the IEEE PIMRC 2019 (September 13, 2019)
    WNL members Evgeny Avdotin, Dmitry Bankov, Evgeny Khorov, and Andrey Lyakhov have received the Best Paper Award at the 30th 2019 Annual IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (IEEE PIMRC 2019). The conference was held in Istanbul, Turkey 8-11 September, 2019.
  • WNL Head Evgeny Khorov presents a Tutorial on Wi-Fi at IEEE PIMRC 2019 (September 12, 2019)
    Head of Wireless Networks Lab Evgeny Khorov has presented tutorial entitled «Wi-Fi in the 2020s» at the 30th 2019 Annual IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications which was held in Istanbul, Turkey. The talk opened a conference tutorial session on September 8, 2019.
  • WNL Patent on a New Wireless Hypervisor (September 2, 2019)
    WNL lab has registered a patent on AirHype, a Wireless Hypervisor for 5G technology. AirHYPE is a part of a novel Architecture for 5G Systems (ARBAT) which was presented by WNL members I.F. Akyildiz, A. Kak, E. Khorov, A. Krasilov, and A. Kureev in the paper, called ‘ARBAT: A Flexible Network Architecture for QoE-aware Communications in 5G Systems’ published in December 2018 in Computer Networks.
  • Wireless Networks Lab supports National Developments in the Internet of Things on Technical Committee Workshop (August 22, 2019)
    The Workshop of Technical Committee 194 «Cyber-Physical Systems» was held on August 20, 2019, in Innovation Center Skolkovo, Moscow. Experts of WNL s took participation in the promising discussion represented by industrial companies, universities, researchers, and experts from the international level telecommunication and high technology realms.
  • [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.