Mobile and wireless communications Enablers for Twenty-twenty (2020) Information Society (METIS)

In 2020, mobile and wireless traffic volume is expected to increase thousand-fold over 2010 figures. Moreover, an increase in the number of wirelessly-connected devices to counts in the tens of billions will have a profound impact on society. Massive machine communication, forming the basis for the Internet of Things, will make our everyday life more efficient, comfortable and safer, through a wide range of applications including traffic safety and medical services. The variety of applications and traffic types originating from or reaching mobile, WLAN, and sensor networks, will be significantly larger than today, and will result in more diverse requirements on services, devices and networks. METIS is set up by leading global players to prepare the migration from todays mobile systems, focused on human communications, towards tomorrows multi-purpose global communication infrastructure, serving humans and things. The main objective of METIS is to lay the foundation for, and to generate a European consensus on this future global mobile and wireless communications system. METIS will provide valuable and timely contributions to pre-standardisation and regulation processes, and ensure European leadership in mobile and wireless communications. METIS will provide fundamentally new solutions which fit the needs beyond 2020. Research will be conducted on network topologies, radio links, multi-node, and spectrum usage techniques. Horizontal topics will be used to integrate the research results into a system concept that provides the necessary flexibility, versatility and scalability at a low cost. The METIS concept will be evaluated, and a roadmap will be generated. METIS is a strong European consortium, completed by selected non-European partners to ensure global harmonisation. The consortium gathers major telecommunication stakeholders vendors, operators and academic researchers, together with a new partner from the automotive industry to provide new insights


Tommy Svensson (contact)

Docent at Signals and Systems, Communication Systems

Tilak Rajesh Lakshmana

Projektassistent at Signals and Systems, Communication Systems

Jingya Li

Doktorand at Signals and Systems, Communication Systems

Erik Ström

Professor at Signaler och system, Kommunikationssystem, informationsteori och antenner

Sun Wanlu

Projektassistent at Signals and Systems, Communication Systems

Sui Yutao

Projektassistent at Signals and Systems, Communication Systems


Aalborg Universitet

Aalborg, Denmark

Aalto University, Espoo

Espoo, Finland


Stuttgart, Germany


Muenchen, Germany

Deutsche Telekom

Bonn, Germany

Docomo Communications Laboratories Europe

Muenchen, Germany

Elektrobit Wireless Communications

Oulu, Finland

Ericsson AB

Stockholm, Sweden

Huawei Technologies Düsseldorf

Duesseldorf, Germany

Nokia Oy

Espoo, Finland

Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV)

Valencia, Spain

Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)

Stockholm, Sweden

RWHT Aachen University

Aachen, Germany

Technische Universität Kaiserslautern

Kaiserslautern, Germany


Madrid, Spain

Universität Bremen

Bremen, Germany

Uppsala University

Uppsala, Sweden


EC, Seventh Framework program (FP7)

Funding years 2012–2015

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