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TERAWI-LESS : A New Ultra High Speed Network


High-capacity wireless broadband communication systems(WBCS) are being ever more demanded by ICT and
telecommunications applications that use massive amounts of data,such as big data analysis or high definition media
streaming. The prospective data rate demand for WBCS will be 100 Gb/s in 2020,and current maximum data rates are 2.5
Gb/s. This need pushes the use of higher carrier frequencies that can handle high speeds in data transmission,like THzbased
communications systems. Current THz antennas are custom-made to a specific network configuration, being
expensive and only covering a narrow frequency band of interest for data transmission. Changes in the network
specifications or in the frequency band used requires rebuilding the antenna’s most expensive parts; or building a new one
TERAWI-LESS addresses this issue by offering three different THz-ranged high-gain antenna designs for different network
configurations,which cover the whole frequency THz band of interest for data communications(not only a narrow one), with
prototypes already in use in real conditions. These prototypes are already 28% cheaper than those available, and they must
now be scaled-up to mass production,allowing even lower costs of at least 50% less than custom-made alternatives.
Our target market is made up of telecommunications operators offering ground communication networks services,
particularly through point-to-point WBCS. Specific objectives to be carried out in TERAWI-LESS project is the scaling-up
and standardization of the production methods, as well as conducting risk and market analysis and initiating its
TERAWI-LESS project will be implemented by ANTERAL,a knowledge-based SME created in 2010 by telecommunications
engineers from the Antenna Group of the Public University of Navarra (Spain), a research group with more than 15 years of
experience on the field of antennas for mm-wave and THz-range and worldwide recognition from the scientific community.

Call for proposal

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Funding Scheme

SME-1 - SME instrument phase 1


Avenida Reino De Navarra 26 4 D
31621 Sarriguren Navarra
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 50 000