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19 December 2022

King's engineers to improve energy efficiency of UK telecommunications network

The research will contribute to a major UK government-funded project to develop telecommunications fit for the future.

Telecommunication tower of 4G and 5G cellular.

Two King’s engineers will contribute to a major government-funded project to improve UK telecommunications. Focusing on finding solutions to improving the sustainability and energy efficiency of mobile networks, Professor Jafaar Elmirghani and Dr Taisir Elgorashi join a research consortium of multiple partners.

The £12 million international project funded by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and led by the 5/6G Innovation Centre at the University of Surrey, aims to develop technology fit for the future including beyond 5G and 6G, ensuring UK telecommunications is more secure, greener and accessible in reaching all areas of the UK .

The project ‘TUDOR’ (Towards Ubiquitous 3D Open Resilient Network) will investigate how AI-driven technologies could be used in 5G, 6G and beyond, to ensure seamless interoperability across diverse networks including terrestrial, airborne and satellites.

Professor Elmirghani and Dr Elgorashi from the Department of Engineering at King's, who specialise in the energy efficiency of communication networks, will be working to ensure the new technologies developed are sustainable and can be rolled out and standardised worldwide.

Professor Elmirghani and Dr Elgorashi said:

“We are pleased to have the opportunity to collaborate with the world leading organisations form academia and the industry in the TUDOR consortium. This ambitious project will help ensure the UK retains its leading role in telecommunications innovation beyond 5G and 6G networks.”

Professor Elmirghani and Dr Elgorashi

The TUDOR consortium brings together world-leading researchers from UK universities, innovative equipment vendors, major network operators and network/software and system integrators from both space and terrestrial sectors. The partners include: AWS (Amazon Web Service), AWTG, BAE (BAE Systems), BT (British Telecom), Ericsson, ETSI, IDE (InterDigital Europe), Mavenir, Nokia, NPL (National Physical Laboratory) OW (OneWeb), SatApps (Satellite Application Catapult), Tactical Wireless, Toshiba, Viavi (Viavi Solutions), VMO2 (VirginMedia O2), Imperial College London, KCL King's College London, Lancaster University, Queen's University Belfast, Strathclyde University, University College London, University of Glasgow, AMD Fujitsu, MTC, NetRail, and Qualcomm.

Find out more about the TUDOR project

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Senior Lecturer in Engineering

Jaafar Elmirghani

Professor in Communication Networks and Systems