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Beyond 2020 heterogeneous wireless network with millimeter wave small cell access and backhauling

Beyond 2020 heterogeneous wireless network with millimeter wave small cell access and backhauling

Objective

Providing broadband wireless communications to a majority of European citizens is a major objective of the EC at the horizon of 2020. With a current annual growth rate in the range of 70%, the mobile data traffic of smartphones, tablets, machine-to-machine and other portable devices dramatically challenges the 4G wireless cellular network currently under deployment. To sustain this growth, high data-rate millimetre-wave (mmW) technologies, that demonstrate striking capabilities for short- and medium-range wireless communications, can bring a tremendous performance improvement.MiWaveS will develop the key technologies for the implementation of mmW wireless access and backhaul in future 5th Generation heterogeneous cellular mobile networks, taking advantage of the wide unlicensed or light-licensed frequency bands available to allow flexible spectrum usage as well as peak capacities above 10 Gbit/s aggregated throughput, well beyond the LTE-Advanced system. Installed in dense urban environments, miniature mmW small-cell access-points connected to the cellular network through optical fibre or mmW wireless backhaul will support massive data exchanges for mobile users with low latency, low interferences, high QoS and low power consumption per bit. They will also contribute to a reduced exposure of the public to electromagnetic fields (EMF) thanks to lower transmitted power and reduced skin penetration at mmW, steerable directive antennas focusing the signals in the directions of interest, and reduced data traffic through the lower frequency legacy base-stations.To lead this research in Europe, the MiWaveS consortium groups major network operators, equipment/component providers, OEMs, research institutes and academic institutions with world-known expertise in the relevant areas for designing and demonstrating heterogeneous cellular networks with mmW access and backhaul.

Coordinator

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

Address

Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15

France

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 1 610 175

Administrative Contact

Lisa Bigot (Mrs.)

Participants (17)

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OPTIPRINT AG

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 296 599

NATIONAL INSTRUMENTS DRESDEN GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 476 419

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 569 540

INTEL DEUTSCHLAND GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 613 351

TECNOLOGIAS SERVICIOS TELEMATICOS Y SISTEMAS S.A.

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 301 500

Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy

Finland

NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS OY

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 501 422

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 1 018 107

ORANGE SA

France

EU Contribution

€ 137 113

STMICROELECTRONICS SA

France

EU Contribution

€ 386 029

UNIVERSITE DE RENNES I

France

EU Contribution

€ 442 700

STMICROELECTRONICS SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 120 413

TELECOM ITALIA SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 201 000

SIVERS IMA AKTIEBOLAG

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 230 745

UNIVERSITY OF SURREY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 342 808

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 71 400

STMICROELECTRONICS CROLLES 2 SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 38 792

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 619563

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2014

  • End date

    30 April 2017

Funded under:

FP7-ICT

  • Overall budget:

    € 11 349 195

  • EU contribution

    € 7 358 113

Coordinated by:

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

France