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Wireless Optical/Radio TErabit Communications

Objective

5G promises increased connectivity, high data rates, and ultimately new services. The first 5G release standard in 3GPP will be available by June 2018 with pre-commercial deployment in Korea soon after. Whilst 5G will meet current demand, the exponential rise in demand for wireless connectivity will ultimately require Tbps connectivity in indoor spaces. The future network will use an all optical fibre core, and an ultra-high data rate wireless ‘bridge’ to the User.

WORTECS focuses on the goal of ultra-high data rate wireless. High-frequency mm-wave (in the band above 90 GHz) radio communications will be combined with optical wireless communications in the infrared and visible regions of the optical spectrum, using novel heterogeneous networking concepts. A compelling virtual reality application will be used to showcase the capability of the WORTECS network. The project will deliver two Proof-of-Concept demonstrations. An ultra-high density LiFi/Radio network providing multi-Gbps to virtual reality terminals will be developed, and an ultra-high data rate Proof-of-Concept capable of Tbps networking will also be targeted.

WORTECS brings together innovative, world leading LiFi SMEs Oledcomm (France) and PureLiFi (UK), Global telecommunications operator Orange (France) and research institutes BCOM (France) and IHP (Germany). These are joined by university research leaders in optical wireless communications from the University of Oxford (UK) and the University of Las Palmas (Spain). The consortium has the dual ambition of proposing new scientific solutions beyond 5G while transferring these technologies from research labs to industrial world. A successful project will both showcase technologies required to alleviate the radio spectrum crunch, and provide substantial benefits to EU citizens through the exploitation of results by WORTECS commercial partners.

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2016-2017

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Sub call

H2020-ICT-2016-2

Coordinator

ORANGE SA
Net EU contribution
€ 341 708,60
Address
111 Quai Du President Roosevelt
92130 Issy Les Moulineaux
France

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Hauts-de-Seine
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (6)

OLEDCOMM SAS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 402 500,00
Address
10-12 Avenue De L'europe
78140 Velizy-villacoublay

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Yvelines
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
B-COM
France
Net EU contribution
€ 385 062,50
Address
Zac Des Champs Blancs Bat. A 13 Rue Claude Chappe
35510 Cesson Sevigne

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Bretagne Bretagne Ille-et-Vilaine
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
PURELIFI LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 500 937,50
Address
9 Haymarket Terrace Second Floor Rosebery House
EH12 5EZ Edinburgh

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Eastern Scotland Edinburgh
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 435 571,40
Address
Wellington Square University Offices
OX1 2JD Oxford

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Region
South East (England) Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Oxfordshire
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSIDAD DE LAS PALMAS DE GRAN CANARIA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 236 250,00
Address
C/ Juan De Quesada 30
35001 Las Palmas De Gran Canaria

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Region
Canarias Canarias Gran Canaria
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
IHP GMBH - INNOVATIONS FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE MICROELECTRONICS/LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUER INNOVATIVE MIKROELEKTRONIK
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 697 125,00
Address
Im Technologiepark 25
15236 Frankfurt Oder

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Region
Brandenburg Brandenburg Oder-Spree
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00