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5G PPP projects present at the Tweether Workshop on November 20th, 2015
20 November 2015
5G PPP projects, especially mmMAGIC, 5G-Xhaul and METIS-II were at the Tweether Workshop in Valencia on November 20th, 2015.
Dr. Mehrdad Shariat from Samsung Electronics will deal with Millimetre-Wave Based Mobile Radio Access Network for Fifth Generation Integrated Communications.
Mr. Josep Mangues (CTTC) will be presenting an overview of the 5G-Crosshaul project with a deep-dive on the role of mmWave in the project, specifically for backhaul and fronthaul, and its integration with other wireless (microwave), optical and copper technologies, under common SDN-based control.
Mr. José Monserrat, from University of Valencia, will be presenting the METIS-II project and some activities related to spectrum for 5G and to massive MIMO performed in the project. Mr. Mauro Boldi’s (Telecom Italia) presentation be in the context of the panel that will conclude the day at the workshop. His talk will be more dedicated to the exploitation of millimeter waves for 5G, with some reference to beamforming activities in METIS-II.
About 5G-XHaul Project:
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. To support these novel concepts, we will develop:
1) Dynamically programmable, high capacity, low latency, point-to-multipoint (P2MP) mm-Wave transceivers, cooperating with Sub-6 GHz systems;
2) A Time Shared Optical Network (TSON) offering elastic and fine granular bandwidth allocation, cooperating with advanced passive optical networks;
3) A software-defined cognitive control plane, able to forecast traffic demand in time and space, and the ability to reconfigure network components.
The mmMAGIC (Millimetre-Wave Based Mobile Radio Access Network for Fifth Generation Integrated Communications) project will develop and design new concepts for mobile radio access technology (RAT) for mm-wave band deployment. This is envisaged as a key component in the 5G multi-RAT ecosystem and will be used as a foundation for global standardization. The project will thus enable ultrafast mobile broadband services for mobile users, supporting UHD/3D streaming, immersive applications and ultra-responsive cloud services.
Key objectives of METIS-II are to develop the overall 5G radio access network design and to provide the technical enablers needed for an efficient integration and use of the various 5G technologies and components currently developed. The innovation pillars that will allow METIS-II to achieve this goal are
- a holistic spectrum management architecture addressing the spectrum crunch,
- an air interface harmonisation framework enabling an efficient integration of new and legacy air interfaces,
- an agile Resource Management (RM) framework providing the dynamics required to efficiently adapt the integrated 5G air interfaces and radio concepts to the varying traffic demand and service requirements,
- a cross-layer and cross-air-interface system access and mobility framework ensuring an ubiquitous access continuum,
- and a common control and user plane framework providing the means for an efficient support of the broad versatility of services expected for 5G as well as a future-proof and cost-efficient implementation of the 5G integration.