The exponential growth in the use of bandwidth-hungry internet services requires new advances in optical data transmission technologies to achieve ultrahigh throughputs and minimal latencies. 5G systems – a combination of innovative radio and core network technologies – will integrate optical communications.
Using an optical core to route 5G data raises significant questions about how wireless and optical technologies can coexist to provide smooth, end-to-end communication pathways.
Funded by the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions programme, the EWOC project plans to develop a new converged optical wireless network solution, based on flexible and virtualised infrastructure, for the complete optimisation of resources for beyond 5G requirements.
EWOC will target high-capacity, low-latency communications (40-90 GHz), providing the basis for a 50-fold improvement in spectral efficiency.
EWOC Kicks-off at Instituto de Telecomunicações premises in Aveiro, Portugal - 12/09/2022
- HE- MSCA-DN Project Number:
- Start Date: 01 September 2022
- End Date: 31st August 2026
- 10 Partners [Instituto de Telecomunicaçõe [Coordinator], Universidad Politécnica de Catalunya, Politécnico de Torino, Technische Universität Dresden, University of South Wales, Huawei Sweden, YLO-Verkot, Top-IX, ISRD
- 9 European Countries [Portugal, Spain, Italy, Germany, UK, Sweden, Finland, Poland, France]
- Total Funding: 2.3 M€
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