Telecom majors join forces to speed up 5G development

|July 10, 2015 0
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PARIS, FRANCE: A group of 16 players in the field of telecommunications are joining forces to advance the development of a new air interface below 6 GHz for 5G networks.

The “FANTASTIC-5G” project will focus on boosting capacity, increasing flexibility and improving the energy efficiency of the next generation of mobile networks.

Future mobile networks need to become even more flexible and efficient than 4G, 3G and 2G networks to cope with the ever-growing demands being placed on them.

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The aim of the 2-year FANTASTIC-5G project is to develop a new multi-service air interface that operates below 6 GHz frequency for 5G networks, and is:

· Highly flexible, to support different types of data traffic.

· Scalable, to support an ever-growing number of networked devices.

· Versatile, to support diverse device types and traffic/transmission characteristics.

· Energy- and resource-efficient, to better use the available spectrum.

· Future-proofed, enabling easy upgrades to future software releases.

FANTASTIC-5G has received eight million Euros of funding by the European Commission under the EU´s “Horizon 2020” initiative aiming to advance digital Europe.

The members of FANTASTIC-5G include service providers (Orange, Telecom Italia), component and infrastructure vendors (Alcatel-Lucent, Huawei, Intel, Nokia, Samsung, Sequans Communications, Wings ICT Solutions), universities (Aalborg University, Politecnico di Bari, Institut Mines-Telecom/Telecom Bretagne, University of Bremen) and research institutes (Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC), Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives – Laboratoire d’électronique et de technologie de l’information (CEA-Leti), Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institut (HHI)) from Europe.

 

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