Bernhard Schrenk, Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria
Eduward Tangdiongga, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
Chi-Wai Chow, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
With access to fiber broadband, the user experience is now strongly linked to the home network performance. Towards this direction, Fiber-to-the-Room (FTTR) is now being investigated as perennial deep-fiber infrastructure within ITU-T SG15 and ETSI F5G. FTTR poses a lot of questions concerning its opportunities. It also positions wireless in-house access in a new context: FTTR as extender for WiFi6 promises Gbps connectivity in a quasi interference-free environment, with big potential for wireless bandwidth upgrades when moving to (sub-)mm-wave technology readily maturing through Beyond-5G efforts. Will FiWi deployment within the premises cannibalize efforts to make LiFi a commodity? Are there still unmet requirements that can only be addressed through LiFi? Will LiFi co-exist or rather cease to exist? The workshop aims to address these pressing questions by bringing together speakers from academia and industry to discuss the deployment aspects of future home networks backed by FTTR technology and the roles of light- and radio-based wireless access.