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What to do With the Wi-Fi Wild West

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 Wi-5 project word cloud

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Project "Wi-5" data sheet

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Organization address
postcode: L3 5UX

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 Coordinator Country United Kingdom [UK]
 Project website
 Total cost 2˙106˙083 €
 EC max contribution 2˙104˙945 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU. (Future Internet: Software, hardware, Infrastructures, technologies and services)
 Code Call H2020-ICT-2014-1
 Funding Scheme RIA
 Starting year 2015
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2015-01-01   to  2017-12-31


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
4    UNIVERSIDAD DE ZARAGOZA ES (ZARAGOZA) participant 298˙473.00
5    PRIMETEL PLC CY (LIMASSOL) participant 110˙871.00


 Project objective

The last few years have witnessed a significant increase in the use of portable devices, especially smartphones and tablets thanks to their functionality, user-friendly interface, and affordable price. Most of these devices use Wi-Fi Access Points (AP) where possible, in addition to 3G/4G, to connect to the Internet due to its speed, maturity and efficiency.

Given this demand, Wi-Fi is facing mounting issues of spectrum efficiency due to its utilisation of non-licensed frequency bands, so improvements continue to be added to standards in order to improve performance and adapt it to new demands. For example, as Wi-Fi saturation increases in areas, such as business centres, malls, campuses or even whole European cities, interference between these competing APs can begin to negatively impact users’ experience. At the same time, real-time interactive services have grown in popularity and are now used across a range of mobile devices. These share the same connection with “traditional” applications, such as e-mail and Web browsing, but are far more bandwidth intensive and require consistent network capacity to meet user Quality of Experience demands.

In this context, Wi-5 Project (What to do With the Wi-Fi Wild West) proposes an architecture based on an integrated and coordinated set of smart solutions able to efficiently reduce interference between neighbouring APs and provide optimised connectivity for new and emerging services. Cooperating mechanisms will be integrated into Wi-Fi equipment at different layers of the protocol stack with the aim of meeting a demanding set of goals:

• Support seamless hand-over to improve user experience with real-time interactive services • Develop new business models to optimise available Wi-Fi spectrum in urban areas, public spaces, and offices • Integrate novel smart functionalities into APs to address radio spectrum congestion and current usage inefficiency, thus increasing global throughput and achieving energy savings


List of deliverables.
Specification of the Smart AP solutions version 2 Documents, reports 2019-05-30 12:16:20
Final Specification of Cooperative Functionalities Documents, reports 2019-03-11 09:39:39
Specification of Cooperative Access Points Functionalities version 1 Documents, reports 2019-03-11 09:38:53
Wi-Fi optimisation solutions roadmap Documents, reports 2019-03-11 09:39:04
Viability of business models for multi-operator Wi-Fi coordination platforms Documents, reports 2019-03-11 09:38:58
Specification of Smart AP solutions version 1 Documents, reports 2019-03-11 09:38:53
Integration results Documents, reports 2019-03-11 09:39:29
Evaluation results Documents, reports 2019-03-11 09:39:28
Definition of the performance monitoring mechanisms Documents, reports 2019-03-11 09:39:10
Testbed description and definition of the tests Documents, reports 2019-03-11 09:39:17
Final specification of the Smart AP solutions Documents, reports 2018-12-18 20:26:15
Specification of Cooperative Access Points Functionalities version 2 Documents, reports 2018-12-18 20:25:45
Wi-5 initial architecture Documents, reports 2018-12-18 20:25:51
Final Wi-5 architecture Documents, reports 2018-12-18 20:26:29
Final Project Report Documents, reports 2018-12-18 20:26:16
Wi-5 use cases and requirements Documents, reports 2018-12-18 20:25:49

Take a look to the deliverables list in detail:  detailed list of Wi-5 deliverables.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2015 Jose Saldana, Dan Wing, Julian Fernandez-Navajas, Muthu A.M. Perumal, Fernando Pascual Blanco, (Contributing authors: Gonzalo Camarillo, Michael A. Ramalho, Jose Ruiz Mas, Diego Lopez Garcia, David Florez Rodriguez, Manuel Nunez Sanz, Juan Antonio Castell Lucia).
Tunneling Compressed Multiplexed Traffic Flows (TCM)
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
Internet draft draft-saldana-tsvwg-tcmtf-10 2019-05-30
2015 J. Saldana, University of Zaragoza, Ed., A. Arcia-Moret, B. Braem, E. Pietrosemoli, A. Sathiaseelan, M. Zennaro, Leandro Navarro, Carlos Rey-Moreno, Ioannis Komnios, Steve Song, David Lloyd Johnson, Javier Simo-Reigadas
Alternative Network Deployments: Taxonomy, characterization, technologies and architectures
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
Internet-Draft draft-irtf-gaia-alternative-net 2019-05-30
2016 Jorge Ortína, José Ramón Gállegob, María Canalesb
Joint cell selection and resource allocation games with backhaul constraints
published pages: pages 125 - 145, ISSN: 1574-1192, DOI: 10.1016/j.pmcj.2016.06.009
Pervasive and Mobile Computing Vol 35 2019-05-30
2016 Mirko Suznjevic, Jose Saldana
Delay Limits for Real-Time Services
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
Internet draft draft-suznjevic-dispatch-delay- 2019-05-30
2016 Luis Sequeira, Juan Luis de la Cruz, José Ruiz-Mas, Jose Saldana, Julián Fernandez-Navajas, José Almodovar
Building an SDN Enterprise WLAN Based on Virtual APs
published pages: 374 - 377, ISSN: 1089-7798, DOI: 10.1109/LCOMM.2016.2623602
IEEE Communications Letters Volume 21, Issue 2 2019-05-30
2018 Alessandro Raschellà, Faycal Bouhafs, Michael Mackay, Qi Shi, Jorge Ortín, José Ramón Gallego, María Canales
AP Selection Algorithm Based on a Potential Game for Large IEEE 802.11 WLANs
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
IEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium (NOMS) 2019-05-30
2017 Alessandro Raschellà; Faycal Bouhafs; G. C. Deepak; Michael Mackay
QoS aware radio access technology selection framework in heterogeneous networks using SDN
published pages: 577-586, ISSN: 1229-2370, DOI: 10.1109/JCN.2017.000098
Journal of Communications and Networks Vol 19, Issue 6 2019-05-30
2018 Alessandro Raschellà, Faycal Bouhafs, Michael Mackay, Kypros Zacheriou, Valentinos Pilavakis, Michael Georgiades
Smart Access Point Selection for Dense WLANs: A Use-Case
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC 2018) 2019-05-30
2017 Jose Saldana, Jose Ruiz-Mas, Jose Almodovar
Frame Aggregation in Central Controlled 802.11 WLANs: The Latency Versus Throughput Tradeoff
published pages: 2500-2503, ISSN: 1089-7798, DOI: 10.1109/LCOMM.2017.2741940
IEEE Communications Letters 21/11 2019-05-30
2015 J. David de Hoz, Jose Saldana, Julián Fernández-Navajas, José Ruiz-Mas, Rebeca Guerrero Rodríguez, Félix de Jesús Mar Luna, Raúl Iván Herrera González
Leveraging on Digital Signage Networks to Bring Connectivity to IoT Devices
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
Telcon UNI 2015 ( October 16 - 17, 2015 2019-05-30
2018 Jose Saldana, Ruben Munilla, Salim Eryigit, Omer Topal, Jose RuizMas, Julian Fernandez-Navajas, Luis Sequeira
Unsticking the Wi-Fi Client: Smarter Decisions using a Software Defined Wireless Solution
published pages: 1-1, ISSN: 2169-3536, DOI: 10.1109/ACCESS.2018.2844088
IEEE Access 2019-05-30
2017 Alessandro Raschella, Faycal Bouhafs, Mirghiasaldin Seyedebrahimi, Michael Mackay, Qi Shi
Quality of Service Oriented Access Point Selection Framework for Large Wi-Fi Networks
published pages: 441-455, ISSN: 1932-4537, DOI: 10.1109/TNSM.2017.2678021
IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management 14/2 2019-05-30
2016 Jorge Ortin, Carlos Donato, Pablo Serrano, Albert Banchs
Resource-on-Demand Schemes in 802.11 WLANs With Non-Zero Start-Up Times
published pages: 3221-3233, ISSN: 0733-8716, DOI: 10.1109/JSAC.2016.2624158
IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications 34/12 2019-05-30
2017 Jose Saldana, Andres Arcia-Moret, Arjuna Sathiaseelan, Bart Braem, Ermanno Pietrosemoli, Marco Zennaro, Javier Simo-Reigadas, Ioannis Komnios, Carlos Rey-Moreno
Alternative Networks: Toward Global Access to the Internet for All
published pages: 187-193, ISSN: 0163-6804, DOI: 10.1109/MCOM.2017.1600663
IEEE Communications Magazine 55/9 2019-05-30
2016 Mirko Suznjevic, Jose Saldana, Maja Matijasevic, Matko Vuga
Impact of Simplemux Traffic Optimisation on MMORPG QoE
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI: 10.21437/PQS.2016-4
2015 Jose Saldana
Simplemux. A generic multiplexing protocol
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
Internet draft draft-saldana-tsvwg-simplemux 2019-05-30
2015 Jose Saldana, David De Hoz, Julián Fernández-Navajas, José Ruiz-Mas, Fernando Pascual, Diego R. Lopez, David Florez, Juan A. Castell, Manuel Nuñez
Small-Packet Flows in Software Defined Networks: Traffic Profile Optimization
published pages: 176-187, ISSN: 1796-2056, DOI: 10.4304/jnw.10.4.176-187
Journal of Networks 10/4 2019-05-30

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