The pan-European project “5G-XHaul” which will evaluate the infrastructure to form the next generation of communications networks and services. The goal of the project is to find solutions to the rapidly growing demand for broadband connections, which require new, powerful, cost-effective networks in order to connect the access points.
The next generation of mobile telephony called “5G” will make one thing possible: Internet is always accessible. In 2020, dead spots will be a problem of the past, if researchers are able to implement their ambitious goal worldwide.
Scientists of IHP – Innovations for High Performance Microelectronics coordinate the pan-European project “5G-XHaul” which will evaluate the infrastructure to form the next generation of communications networks and services.
The project partners include industrial companies, research institutes and universities from four European countries. The goal of the project is to find solutions to the rapidly growing demand for broadband connections, which require new, powerful, cost-effective networks in order to connect the access points.
Which parameters must be improved for networks of the future in order to meet the demand for broadband communication? “Universities and companies work closely together in our project which helps us to clarify such questions. The industry sets the demand.
The researchers will find possible solutions. 5G-XHaul will help to ensure that every smart phone owner can rely on an uninterrupted network connection with a high data rate,” said Prof. Eckhard Grass, scientist at IHP.
New powerful cost-effective networks are necessary in order to connect the access points, also called base stations, with the core network of the telecommunication providers. A particular focus of the project will be on establishing dynamically adaptive communication for transport hubs including railway stations and airports and at major events because network connection must be dynamically adapted to the spatial and temporal needs.
“5G-XHaul proposes a converged optical and wireless network solution able to flexibly connect Small Cells to the core network. Exploiting user mobility, our solution allows the dynamic allocation of network resources to predicted and actual hotspots. Due to the dynamic allocation of network resources we can serve the needs of the users.”, Prof. Grass explains.
Field trials are already underway. The Bristol is Open project is a joint venture between the council and university to provide three new fast networks in the centre of Bristol. 5G mmWave company Blu Wireless Technology is trialling its 60 GHz ‘Lightning’ Modules to provide wireless backhaul to the project.
Mark Barrett, CMO of Blu Wireless Technology, said of the project, “5G-XHaul is an exciting collaboration set up to establish the ways that networks of the future will operate. For Bristol is Open, Blu Wireless is deploying its mm-Wave technology to extend the fibre network. Millimetre wave wireless technology will form a key aspect of 5G and we are very pleased to be involved in this important project”.
The project “5G XHaul” is part of the 5G Infrastructure Public Private Partnership (5G-PPP). This joint initiative of the European information and communications industry and the European Commission will examine the current infrastructure and their limitations and specify requirements for the next generation of communications networks and services. Based on the requirements technical solutions will be investigated and tested. The project “5G XHaul” is funded by the EU program “Horizon 2020” with around 7.3 million euros. It runs over a period of three years, until June 2018.
Franziska Wegner | idw - Informationsdienst Wissenschaft
Deep Learning predicts hematopoietic stem cell development
21.02.2017 | Helmholtz Zentrum München - Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Gesundheit und Umwelt
Sensors embedded in sports equipment could provide real-time analytics to your smartphone
16.02.2017 | University of Illinois College of Engineering
In the field of nanoscience, an international team of physicists with participants from Konstanz has achieved a breakthrough in understanding heat transport
Cells need to repair damaged DNA in our genes to prevent the development of cancer and other diseases. Our cells therefore activate and send “repair-proteins”...
The Fraunhofer IWS Dresden and Technische Universität Dresden inaugurated their jointly operated Center for Additive Manufacturing Dresden (AMCD) with a festive ceremony on February 7, 2017. Scientists from various disciplines perform research on materials, additive manufacturing processes and innovative technologies, which build up components in a layer by layer process. This technology opens up new horizons for component design and combinations of functions. For example during fabrication, electrical conductors and sensors are already able to be additively manufactured into components. They provide information about stress conditions of a product during operation.
The 3D-printing technology, or additive manufacturing as it is often called, has long made the step out of scientific research laboratories into industrial...
Nature does amazing things with limited design materials. Grass, for example, can support its own weight, resist strong wind loads, and recover after being...
Nanometer-scale magnetic perforated grids could create new possibilities for computing. Together with international colleagues, scientists from the Helmholtz Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) have shown how a cobalt grid can be reliably programmed at room temperature. In addition they discovered that for every hole ("antidot") three magnetic states can be configured. The results have been published in the journal "Scientific Reports".
Physicist Dr. Rantej Bali from the HZDR, together with scientists from Singapore and Australia, designed a special grid structure in a thin layer of cobalt in...
13.02.2017 | Event News
10.02.2017 | Event News
09.02.2017 | Event News
24.02.2017 | Life Sciences
24.02.2017 | Life Sciences
24.02.2017 | Trade Fair News