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New dimension of fibre optics – bringing 5G to your town with IPT-Core

Project description

Fibre for next generation telecom

So much has changed since 1982 when 1G was introduced to support analog voice. Today’s move to 5G, designed to support the Internet of Things (IoT) and Big Data, will place an unprecedented demand on wired infrastructure. Before users can download a high-definition film in under one second, the demand for bandwidth will need to be met with fixed optical fibre connections. The EU-funded IPT-Core project is developing telecommunication technology that uses seven cores in every single microstructured fibre as separate spatial channels. This will provide a cost-effective replacement for target customers such as 5G operators, providers of FTTx services, long distance connections and data centres. The project is striving to become the world’s first mass-scale multicore optical fibre supplier.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/optics/fibre optics

Call for proposal

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Funding Scheme

SME-2 - SME instrument phase 2


Ul. Poznańska 400
05-850 Ołtarzew
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 2 153 025