5G System Technological Enhancements Provided by Fiber Wireless Deployments
Research Project , 2017 – 2020

5G cellular networks are coming and they need to cope with major challenges in meeting the demands of large populations.
The rapid increase of mobile devices, wireless connections and the emerging internet services related to applications with
very diverse communication requirements (e.g., Smart grid, m-health, Smart cities), raised the need of higher capacity and more energy efficient networks with improved coverage capabilities.
According to the 5G Public-Private Partnership (5GPPP) recently formed by the European Commission (EC), 5G networks should be capable of providing 1000 times higher capacity with 0% downtime, enabling the roll-out of very dense wireless networks that are able to connect over 7 trillion devices amongst 7 billion people.


5G STEP FWD aims at proposing, studying, optimizing, quantitatively assessing and comparing advantages and disadvantages of hybrid fiber – wireless architectures, topologies and technologies, which will significantly shape 5G standards and will enable the requested 1000 times increase of spectral efficiency and 90% reduction of energy
consumption.

Participants

Paolo Monti (contact)

Professor at Chalmers, Electrical Engineering, Communication and Antenna Systems, Optical Networks

Jiajia Chen

Professor at Chalmers, Electrical Engineering, Communication and Antenna Systems, Optical Networks

Maryam Lashgari

Doctoral Student at Chalmers, Electrical Engineering, Communication and Antenna Systems, Optical Networks

Lena Wosinska

Forskningsprofessor at Chalmers, Electrical Engineering, Communication and Antenna Systems, Optical Networks

Lei Xue

Doctoral Student at Chalmers, Electrical Engineering, Communication and Antenna Systems, Optical Networks

Collaborations

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki, Greece

Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS)

Paris, France

Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC)

Barcelona, Spain

Eindhoven University of Technology

Eindhoven, Netherlands

III-V Lab

Marcoussis, France

iquadrat

Barcelona, Spain

OTE Academy

Greece

Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)

Stockholm, Sweden

Siae Microelettronica

Milano, Italy

Funding

European Commission (EC)

Funding Chalmers participation during 2017–2020

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Information and Communication Technology

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Latest update

2020-11-08