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More connectivity with digital infrastructure
The Netherlands is among the world's leaders when it comes to our digital infrastructure, but there is still a lot of inefficiency.
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Trends & developments in digital society: 5G
More connectivity with digital infrastructure
The Netherlands is among the world's leaders when it comes to our digital infrastructure, but there is still a lot of inefficiency. Read how we tackle this.
5G video and data feed from ambulances improves pre-hospital triage
The use of real-time video and vital data significantly improves the effectiveness of assessment in emergencies, compared to the current audio-only communications. This was found during a recently completed 5G trial involving TNO, mobile telemedicine company RedZinc, and AmbulanceZorg Groningen whose aim was to see how 5G-enabled audio-video and/or vital monitoring can benefit remote patient assessment.
Bastiaan WissinghFunctie:Senior scientist
Bastiaan Wissingh is Senior Research Scientist at the Networks department, specialized in new and innovative communication technologies for the Automotive domain like IEEE 802.11p, 3GPP C-V2X and ETSI Geonetworking with PKI. He also has affinity with new networking concepts like Information Centric Networking (ICN), Quick UDP Internet Connections (QUIC) and 5G.
Edwin HarmsmaFunctie:Scientist integrator
Hi, I’m portfolio manager within the department Monitoring Control Services with a background in Software Engineering and Distributed Systems. I’m involved in building ecosystems and innovation projects around federated clouds (e.g. Gaia-X) and the European Cloud-Edge Continuum. As software architect I study both reference architectures for digital platforms and infrastructures, as well as cloud native technologies that enable flexible data processing in hyperscale platforms.
Haibin ZhangFunctie:Professor Mobile Networks
Specialist and strategist in next-generation wireless networks, Green Wireless, and radio/wireless/mobile communications in general. His recent focus is 5G/6G radio networks and how 5G/6G may empower vertical sectors. Coordinate knowledge acquisition activities in the area of network technologies, in particular for international and European collaboration.
Lucia D'AcuntoFunctie:Senior research scientist
Lucia is Senior Research Scientist in the Networks Department at TNO. She specializes in the network research in support of the tramsission of audiovisual media, and more recently, in support of immersive and holographic communication.
Marc van DijkFunctie:Senior business consultant
Marc van Dijk is responsible for the portfolio of Fast Open Infrastructures. In consulting and telecoms Marc gained his experience on strategy and portfolio development. Together with his TNO colleagues Marc develops innovation projects to further increase the capabilities, reliability and sustaibility of Digital Infrastructure in The Netherlands and Europe.
Omar NiamutFunctie:Director of Science
Omar Niamut is Director of Science at TNO, where he is responsible for building and maintaining an excellent knowledgebase on digital technologies. He has over twenty years of experience in media technology development, with a focus on social XR and the Metaverse.
Paul WijngaardFunctie:Partnership Manager Communication Network Infrastructure
Paul Wijngaard is responsible for orchestrating innovations in Public Private Partnerships working with Telecom Network Operators and other Dutch ecosystem partners to drive Communication Network Infrastructure Innovations. Optics relevant in the area are 5G-6G, Edge Cloud, IoT, Future Network Services applications, ORAN, Radio Network planning and AR-VR
Paul HavingaFunctie:Professor Pervasive Systems
Currently, I am involved as project leader in several nationally and internationally funded projects, all dealing with various aspects of pervasive computing. Within the theme of Smart Industry, we have a strong focus on predictive maintenance, for example in large industrial plants (together with Tata), for road maintenance (using crowd sourcing with mobile phones), or bridges.
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