Holographic telepresence services for public communication networks

Prof. Andrey Koucheryavy(Russia)

Currently, two major events are taking place in the field of networks and communication systems: the argument for the transition from network development towards increasing the generation index to integrated networks and the primary development of telepresence services.

The first direction is based on the concept of SAGSIN networks (Space-Air-Ground-Sea Integrated Networks). The creation of an integrated network in itself is very important, since it implies the unity of the network in order to optimize resources. But in addition, already in the name itself you can see the sea, and these are new tasks in the research field, since a necessary condition for the successful operation of such a network is to find solutions for the effective compatibility of networks built on the basis of radio waves and networks built on the basis of acoustic (sound) waves.

At the same time, based on the experience of mankind in the fight against the pandemic, telepresence services are acquiring new significance. Such services have existed for a long time (for example, telemedicine in the form of telephone consultations existed at the beginning of the last century), but at present there are so many potential telepresence services that it was necessary to introduce the concept of the first set of telepresence services. The report discusses the first set of telepresence services, among which special attention is paid to the provision of holographic telepresence services.

Back in 2018, a report from the Focus Group on Networks 2030 of the International Telecommunication Union assumed that services on 2030 networks would be fundamentally holographic. The Department of Telecommunication Networks and Data Transmission of St. Petersburg State University of Telecommunications started researching the issues of providing holographic services and the quality of service and quality of experience for them at about the same time. It was possible to create a model network with a transfer rate in the network core of 4Tb/s and obtain very acceptable results, which generally corresponded to the results obtained in other scientific centers in the world. However, towards the end of 2022, it became clear that while maintaining the existing initial models, holographic telepresence services would become available only to a select few, such as large corporations.

The department studies the public telecommunication networks and, naturally, the task was to create other models for the provision of holographic telepresence services that are widely available to users of public communication networks (PSTN), including universities, clinics, schools, in rural areas, etc.

To this end, as part of the work on the performance of the megagrant, an original terminal for providing holographic telepresence services was developed, the operation of which was demonstrated during the conference.

About the speaker

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Prof. Andrey Koucheryavy

  • Bonch-Bruevich St. Petersburg State University of Telecommunications

After graduating from Leningrad University of Telecommunications in 1974, A. Koucheryavy joined Telecommunication Research Institute LONIIS, where he worked till October 2003 (from 1986 to 2003 as the First Deputy Director). Dr. A. Koucheryavy holds Professor position at the Bonch-Bruevich St. Petersburg State University of Telecommunications (SUT) since 1998. There, in 2011 he became a Chaired Professor in “Telecommunication Networks and data transmission” department. Dr. A.Koucheryavy was an advisor of the Central Science Research Telecommunication Institute (ZNIIS) from 2003 to 2010. Co-founder of the International Teletraffic Seminar (1993, 1995, 1998, 2002); founder of the model network for digital networks at LONIIS (1997); co-founder of the model network for packet networks at ZNIIS (2004); co-founder of the Internet of Things Laboratory (2012) and Quality of Experience and IPTV Laboratory (2014) at SUT. Chair of the Scientific school on teletraffic theory in LONIIS (1990 – 2003); Founder and scientific school chair “Internet of Things and self-organizing networks” in SUT (2010 up to now); Steering committee member of IEEE technically co-sponsored series of conferences ICACT, NEW2AN and ICFNDS, Chair of ICACT 2020 International Steering Committee. SG11 ITU-T vice-chairman 2005 – 2008, 2009 – 2012. WP3/WP4 SG11 chairman 2006 – 2012, WP4 SG11 vice-chairman 2015-2016, Chairman of SG11 from 2016 up to March 2022. Co-founder of International Testing Center for new telecommunications technologies at ZNIIS under ITU-D competence. Host and technical program committee member of the “Kaleidoscope 2014” at SUT. Founder of the model network for telepresence services in SUT (2021). Honorary member of Popov’s society (2002).