Mary Adedoyin has received one of the three best paper awards at the 20th Southern African Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference (SATNAC). The paper, titled "QoS-Aware Radio Resource Allocation for Green Wireless Communication in 5G Networks" proposes a QoS-aware algorithm with adaptive modulation and coding scheme (QRRA-AMC) capable of mitigating cross-tier and co-tier interference in heterogeneous wireless networks by minimizing the transmit power for green communication. Mary Adedoyin co-authored the paper with her supervisor, A/Prof. Olabisi Falowo.
The annual Southern Africa Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference (SATNAC) is the continent’s leading ICT conference. SATNAC hosts its 20th anniversary this year, which has been held from 3 to 10 September 2017 on the Freedom of the Seas Cruise Liner operated by Royal Caribbean International. During the conference, a number of plenary sessions and presentations focused on the theme: The New Digital Economy - How to transform the Telco Networks with speakers and panellists representing telecommunication operators and vendors from local and international organisations. Nine members from the Centre of Excellence (CoE) at the University of Cape Town along with the Head of Centre were in attendance - (Neco Ventura, Joyce Mwangama, Bessie Malila, Mary Adedoyin, Michael Tarerefa, Oladele Afolalu, Nyasha Mukudu, Fredrick Chisanga and Skippy Burger).
Congratulations to the following students of the Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Broadband Networks and Applications, Department of Electrical Engineering at UCT, who graduated between 13 June 2016 and 14 July 2017: Abel Ajibesin, Ramaboli Allen, Opeyemi Osanaiye, Jeremiah Mutungi, Nyasha Mukudu, Enoruwa Obayiuwana, Ayodele Periola, John Lewis, Richard Spiers, Joseph Orimolade, Henry Ohize and Smart Lubobya.
Nataizya Sikasote, a postgraduate student of the CoE at UCT had the privilege to discuss his research work with senior members of the Jasco group. His research work focuses on utilising machine-to-machine (M2M) communications and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies to assist consumers and utility providers in managing energy usage across the electrical grid. Nataizya has recently published a paper entitled “Enabling Scalability in an Energy Management” based on his MSc research. In this paper, he suggests the use of virtualisation, cloud computing and standardised M2M platforms to allow power utilities cope with the ever increasing demand for energy.