Mobile Multimedia Research
at the
University of Southampton


It is anticipated that the near future will witness the integration of computation and communication in the form of highly intelligent shirt pocket sized multi-media communicators that are well endowed with computing power, memory and networking facilities, in order to serve business and, ultimately, personal users on the move. Some elements of this system, such as palm-top personal computers or personal mobile radio voice and data communicators are already commercially available, but further research is required in order to amalgamate them, improve the variety and quality of services offered, and accommodate the increasing traffic requirements, while providing near-ubiquitous radio coverage at a low cost.

The financial support of our current sponsors is gratefully acknowledged. The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), UK, supports our research in the broad field of Wireless Multimedia Communications. Motorola European Cellular Infrastructure Division (ECID), UK and the European Community provide funding in order to conduct research towards third generation Universal Mobile Telecommunications Systems (UMTS) in the framework of the Flexible Integrated Radio System Technology (FIRST) programme and the Median project innovating in the field of Wireless Broadband Picocellular communications using the so-called Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access (OFDM) technique. Both the FIRST and the MEDIAN projects are run under the auspices of the Advanced Communications Technologies and Services (ACTS) programme. The Virtual Centre of Excellence (VCE) in mobile communications funds some of our research activities in wireless video communications.

Lajos Hanzo

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Current activities in mobile multimedia communications in the Department of Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton cover the following areas:

Read more about our work in a selection of our publications or in our reference list



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Lajos Hanzo
University of Southampton,
Department of Electronics and Computer Science,
Mountbatten Building, Room 4003
Highfield, Southampton SO17 1BJ
Telephone: (01703) 593125
FAX: (01703) 593045

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