1. Smart Enterprise
2. Smart Infrastructure
This area of research and innovation tackles the main challenges faced by modern enterprises including SMEs, large corporations and government organisations. These challenges are manifested through many facets, however the focus of EBTIC’s work will be on developing technologies that will enable these enterprises to utilise the huge amount of data available to them in order to provide differentiated customer services and business operations. For example, applications that will help in analysing and visualising big data are essential in an era where available data sources are proliferating rapidly rendering current data storage, security, and analysis nadequate for the competitive business environment of today.
3. Smart Society
EBTIC carries out research and development to meet the needs of next generation’s systems and services both on the network and the IT sides of the infrastructure. The research focuses on solutions that serves residential and business customers based on emerging wireline and wireless broadband technologies. This area of work focuses primarily on access networks, smart network design, wireless access systems,wireless communications fundamentals and theory, wireless/wireline services and applications and revenue optimisation management. In addition, virtualised networks and IT infrastructure is positioned as a major activity in which EBTIC aims to design and develop a framework to support Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) and virtualised data centres, providing the means for users to configure and utilise network devices and IT systems based on cloud computing technologies.
EBTIC is focusing on identifying ways in which intelligent infrastructure can be deployed, and how the vast amount of dynamic and streamed data can be collected and analysed leading to smarter decision making to better organise and deliver services to citizens and improve their quality of life. There are a number of key sub-areas of the smart society that EBTIC aims to contribute to:
- Sustainable Environment
- Health Care
- Social Networks