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Mon, 08. May 2017

Final Fantastic-5G Workshop 2017 @EuCNC in Oulu

FANTASTIC-5G, SPEED-5G and Flex5GWare projects are holding a joint 5GPPP workshop at the EuCNC 2017 in Oulu, Finland on Monday June 12th, thereby presenting the latest results of 5GPPP phase 1 on the design of 5G New Air Interface PHY/MAC Layers Design and Hardware Aspects Below and Above 6 GHz. This will specifically include the specific findings regarding 5G new waveforms, flexible air interface for the 5G vertical market, coexistence issues, flexible and adaptive novel MAC design, and a much more dynamic management of the available spectrum resources and advanced sensing techniques. In addition, the workshop will present enabling technology solutions

[more]FANTASTIC-5G, SPEED-5G and Flex5GWare projects are holding a joint 5GPPP workshop at the EuCNC 2017 in Oulu, Finland on Monday June 12th, thereby presenting the latest results of 5GPPP phase 1 on the design of 5G New Air Interface PHY/MAC Layers Design and Hardware Aspects Below and Above 6 GHz. This will specifically include the specific findings regarding 5G new waveforms, flexible air interface for the 5G vertical market, coexistence issues, flexible and adaptive novel MAC design, and a much more dynamic management of the available spectrum resources and advanced sensing techniques. In addition, the workshop will present enabling technology solutions for massive machine-type communication, ultra-reliable communications as well as interference mitigation with FDD and TDD providing 7-10x higher spectral efficiency over LTE 4x4 outcome. Eventually, the workshop will highlight implementation issues of the new 5G air interface for bands below and above 6 GHz, which will pose stringent requirements on the hardware platforms. For this reason, an important topic in this workshop is related to new concepts and solutions for highly performant, energy efficient and flexible hardware (both analogue and digital) in 5G networks. For updates, visit: http://For updates, visit: https://5g-ppp.eu/event/2nd-ws-on-5g-phymac-layers-design-and-hardware-aspects-eucnc-2017/
Wed, 11. Jan 2017

Fantastic-5G Newsletter 2017

It has been a fantastic year for FANTASTIC-5G with tremendous achievements:
* FANTASIC-5G is excellent: FANTASTIC-5G has been recently evaluated by the EC in the intermediate review with the highest possible outcome!
* FANTASTIC-5G has provided more than 30 significant contributions to the ongoing 5G standardization in 3GPP, more than 16 patents have been filed and the consortium and its partners have published more than 50 papers in the first half of the project
* FANTASTIC-5G has produced the following technical ‘golden nuggets’ in 2016:
** Invention of 5G New Waveforms with factor 100 lower out-of-band emission, support of multiple

[more]It has been a fantastic year for FANTASTIC-5G with tremendous achievements:
* FANTASIC-5G is excellent: FANTASTIC-5G has been recently evaluated by the EC in the intermediate review with the highest possible outcome!
* FANTASTIC-5G has provided more than 30 significant contributions to the ongoing 5G standardization in 3GPP, more than 16 patents have been filed and the consortium and its partners have published more than 50 papers in the first half of the project
* FANTASTIC-5G has produced the following technical ‘golden nuggets’ in 2016:
** Invention of 5G New Waveforms with factor 100 lower out-of-band emission, support of multiple numerologies and asynchronous transmissions for the vertical market applications, and easy coexistence with plain 4G OFDM.
** Enabling technology solution for massive machine-type communication in the IoT/Industry 4.0 market.
** Flexible Interference mitigation for 5G below 6GH with FDD and TDD providing 7-10x higher spectral efficiency over LTE 4x4
* FANTASTIC-5G has been present with booth and proof-of-concept demonstration of invented technologies (e.g. new waveforms) at the European flagship conference EuCNC 2016 in Athens as well as the major ‘5G Global Event 2016’ in Rome, and initiated the leading 5G workshop series in the world’s flagship conferences such as GLOBECOM 2016 and ICC 2016 (http://workshop2016.fantastic5g.com/, http://www.5g-ran-design.org/)
* FANTASTIC-5G and partners have been highly promoted FANTASTIC-5G technologies at the major Mobile World Congress 2016 exposition.
Tue, 10. Jan 2017

Save the date: 3rd Edition of the International 5GPPP Workshop Series on “5G RAN Design” taking place on May 25 2017 collocated with ICC 2017 in Paris

This major international 5G flagship workshop is jointly organized by METIS-II, FANTASTIC-5G, mmMAGIC, 5G-CROSSHAUL and Flex5Gware and will build upon its very successful predecessors. The workshop focus is on 5G RAN design and it will provide the opportunity to share and discuss final results from the mentioned projects or other 5G research activities. The workshop organizers solicit original, unpublished technical papers in particular in the following fields:
* Physical layer and hardware implementation concepts related to 5G
* MAC, RLC, PDCP and RRC concepts
* Backhaul/fronthaul design
* RAN architecture concepts
* Energy efficiency
* Businessmodels
More details also on

[more]This major international 5G flagship workshop is jointly organized by METIS-II, FANTASTIC-5G, mmMAGIC, 5G-CROSSHAUL and Flex5Gware and will build upon its very successful predecessors. The workshop focus is on 5G RAN design and it will provide the opportunity to share and discuss final results from the mentioned projects or other 5G research activities. The workshop organizers solicit original, unpublished technical papers in particular in the following fields:
* Physical layer and hardware implementation concepts related to 5G
* MAC, RLC, PDCP and RRC concepts
* Backhaul/fronthaul design
* RAN architecture concepts
* Energy efficiency
* Businessmodels
More details also on prior editions can be found here: www.5g-ran-design.org
Wed, 21. Sep 2016

Save the date: 2nd Edition of the International 5GPPP Workshop Series on “5G RAN Design” taking place on December 8th collocated with GLOBECOM 2016 in Washington D.C

While 5G research has already started some years ago, with large collaboration projects such as METIS initially paving the ground by aligning views on key use cases and requirements, and by identifying and researching key technology components for 5G, there is still a long way to go before the successful roll-out of commercial 5G deployments. In particular, there is still the need to find consensus on key design aspects in 5G, as for instance how tightly novel air interfaces variants in 5G will be integrated with each other and with legacy technology, and to which extent functionality on different protocol

[more]While 5G research has already started some years ago, with large collaboration projects such as METIS initially paving the ground by aligning views on key use cases and requirements, and by identifying and researching key technology components for 5G, there is still a long way to go before the successful roll-out of commercial 5G deployments. In particular, there is still the need to find consensus on key design aspects in 5G, as for instance how tightly novel air interfaces variants in 5G will be integrated with each other and with legacy technology, and to which extent functionality on different protocol stack layers can be harmonized for all bands, services and cell types. The 5G PPP projects METIS-II, FANTASTIC-5G, mmMAGIC, 5G-CROSSHAUL and Flex5Gware all have the aim to take the 5G design one step further in level of detail, find consensus on key design aspects such as mentioned above, and prepare a smooth start of 5G standardization in 2016 The workshop will focus on the 5G RAN design and provide the opportunity to share and discuss results from the mentioned projects or other 5G research activities. The workshop organizers solicit original, unpublished technical papers. The detailed program can be found here: http://www.5g-ran-design.org/
Fri, 20. May 2016

Save the date: Joint 5GPPP Workshop on 5G Physical Layer Design and Hardware Aspects Below and Above 6 GHz at EuCNC 2016 in Athens

FANTASTIC-5G, mmMAGIC and Flex5Gware are organizing a joint FULL DAY workshop at this year's EuCNC on 5G Physical Layer Design and Hardware Aspects Below and Above 6 GHz at EuCNC 2016 Athens on Monday, June 27. The scope of the workshop is to contribute to the design of a new 5G air interface specifically taking the above application constraints into account. An important subject of the workshop is the feasibility of a single golden air interface below 6GHz able to support thesis requirements in a highly flexible manner. More over, there are promising vacant frequency bands available in what is

[more]FANTASTIC-5G, mmMAGIC and Flex5Gware are organizing a joint FULL DAY workshop at this year's EuCNC on 5G Physical Layer Design and Hardware Aspects Below and Above 6 GHz at EuCNC 2016 Athens on Monday, June 27. The scope of the workshop is to contribute to the design of a new 5G air interface specifically taking the above application constraints into account. An important subject of the workshop is the feasibility of a single golden air interface below 6GHz able to support thesis requirements in a highly flexible manner. More over, there are promising vacant frequency bands available in what is known as mmWave bands above 6 GHz. Communications in mmWave bands will bring new challenges and opportunities. In Particular, mmWave channel characteristics in Conjunction with the required highly directional antenna beams face antenna steering and propagation hurdles Compared To lower frequency bands. This requires again a flexible and novel air-interface design to address all challenges. Finally, it is therefore important to highlight dass die implementation of the new 5G air interface for bands below and above 6 GHz will pose stringent requirements on the hardware platforms on top of Which transceivers for network elements and user devices will be Implemented. For did reason, at important topic dealt with in this workshop will be therefore be related to new concepts and solutions for highly performant, energy efficient and flexible hardware (both analogue and digital) in 5G networks. The detailed program can be found here: http://www.eucnc.eu/?q=node/72
Tue, 19. Apr 2016

5G-PPP projects joined NetWorld2020 annual event in Brussels

Many of the activities of the European Technology Platform, NetWorld2020, in the recent years havebeen towards supporting and proposing research directions of ICT topics in Horizon 2020 and in Particular of the 5G PPP, eg preparing a Strategic Research Agenda and Several whitepapers. The NetWorld2020 event on 19 April 2016 has reported on synthesis activities, as well as future plans and the drivers behind them: http://networld2020.eu/networld2020-annual-event-and-ga-2016/ FANTASTIC-5G has joined with other 5G PPP projects to focus on priorities within the joint programs. The 1-hour afternoon session features lightning talks and a panel discussion with other 5G PPP projects.

Tue, 23. Feb 2016

Save the date: IEEE ICC 2016 International Workshop on 5G RAN Design

co-located with IEEE ICC 2016, May 23-27 2016, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia This workshop is jointly organized by the 5th Generation Public Private Partnership (5G-PPP) projects METIS-II, FANTASTIC-5G, mmMAGIC and 5G NORMA, and aims to foster the discussion and consensus building on key 5G RAN design aspects. The workshop will provide the opportunity to share and discuss results from the mentioned projects and other 5G research activities, and to elaborate on how the 5G RAN design shall be best taken forth in the standardization which is expected to start in this time frame. http://www.5G-ran-design.org

Sun, 13. Dec 2015

Globecom 2015 in San Diego

FANTASTIC-5G has presented its vision in the first 5GPP joint video session supported by the European Commission at the international IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM 2015) this year in San Diego, USA (CA). GLOBECOME is the IEEE communication society conference flagship with several thousand participants. The video will soon be available on the FANTASTIC-5G portal. Moreover, the project has been represented in the 5G Enablers & Applications Workshop & Panel together with Simone Redana (Radio Research Manager, 5GNORMA Coordinator, NOKIA Networks), Tingfang Ji (System Lead, 5G design, Qualcomm Research), and Chih-Lin I (Chief Scientist, Wireless Technologies, China Mobile Research Institute). [more]FANTASTIC-5G has presented its vision in the first 5GPP joint video session supported by the European Commission at the international IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM 2015) this year in San Diego, USA (CA). GLOBECOME is the IEEE communication society conference flagship with several thousand participants. The video will soon be available on the FANTASTIC-5G portal. Moreover, the project has been represented in the 5G Enablers & Applications Workshop & Panel together with Simone Redana (Radio Research Manager, 5GNORMA Coordinator, NOKIA Networks), Tingfang Ji (System Lead, 5G design, Qualcomm Research), and Chih-Lin I (Chief Scientist, Wireless Technologies, China Mobile Research Institute). http://globecom2015.ieee-globecom.org/

Tue, 20. Oct 2015

ICT2015

Berna Sayrac (Orange), Technical Manager, represented the FANTASTIC-5G vision in the European Commission booth at ICT 20115, an event organized by European Commission together with the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (Portugal). ICT conference series is a policy conference presenting the new Commission's policies and initiatives on Research & Innovation in ICT (Horizon 2020 Programme) with several thousands participants. http://ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda/en/ict2015-innovate-connect-transform-lisbon-20-22-october-2015

Mon, 21. Sep 2015

Save the Date 15th May 2015: IEEE VTC2016-Spring Workshop on 5G New Air Interface

An IEEE VTC2016-spring workshop will be held in Nanjing, China on the coming 5th generation (5G) of cellular technology. The new generation is designed for higher capacity, increased number of connected devices, higher reliability and lower latency. Authors are invited to submit their papers about the new 5G air interface design that supports these requirements in a flexible manner. For more information, see: http://www.ieeevtc.org/vtc2016spring/ and for the last workshop in Glasgow http://workshop.fantastic5g.com/.

Mon, 21. Sep 2015

Save the Date 28th September 2015: 5G-PPP Cross-Project Workshop

A workshop is held on Sep. 28-29 in Kista, Sweden for the alignment of the 5G-PPP projects in the wireless strand related to the 5G RAN design. Key assumptions and models of the 5G RAN design will be discussed, with particular focus on; scenarios, requirements, performance evaluation of proposed models, spectrum assumptions as well as RAN design assumptions. Project leaders, technical managers and experts from each 5G-PPP wireless strand project will be among the participants.

Mon, 21. Sep 2015

Save the Date 27th January: ETSI Workshop on New Air Interfaces

The ETSI Workshop on Future Radio Technologies focusing on Air Interfaces will take place on 27-28 January 2016 in ETSI, Sophia-Antipolis, France. Stakeholders from industry and academia, policy makers will participate. The call for abstracts can be found here: http://www.etsi.org/news-events/events/1005-workshop-on-future-radio-technologies-air-interfaces (DEADLINE OCTOBER 31th)

Tue, 07. Jul 2015

Official Fantastic-5G Press Release

Leading companies and research organizations join forces in FANTASTIC-5G research project to speed development of a flexible air interface below 6 GHz for 5G networks

Development of a flexible air interface will support diverse and growing requirements of 5G networks, boost capacity and improve energy-efficiency

Paris, July 7th, 2015 - A group of 16 leading players in the field of telecommunications are joining forces to advance the development of a new air interface below 6 GHz for 5G networks. The “FANTASTIC-5G” (Flexible Air iNTerfAce for Scalable service delivery wiThin wIreless Communication networks of the 5th Generation) project will focus on boosting capacity,

[more]Leading companies and research organizations join forces in FANTASTIC-5G research project to speed development of a flexible air interface below 6 GHz for 5G networks

Development of a flexible air interface will support diverse and growing requirements of 5G networks, boost capacity and improve energy-efficiency

Paris, July 7th, 2015 - A group of 16 leading players in the field of telecommunications are joining forces to advance the development of a new air interface below 6 GHz for 5G networks. The “FANTASTIC-5G” (Flexible Air iNTerfAce for Scalable service delivery wiThin wIreless Communication networks of the 5th Generation) project will focus on boosting capacity, increasing flexibility and improving the energy efficiency of the next generation of mobile networks.
Future mobile networks need to become even more flexible and efficient than 4G, 3G and 2G networks to cope with the ever-growing demands being placed on them. As consumer smartphone and tablet devices become more diverse, and as the Internet of Things brings with it a huge increase in the amount of sensor-related traffic, a new air interface – which connects a user´s device to the mobile network and defines the way information is transmitted to and from the device – for 5G is required.
The aim of the 2-year FANTASTIC-5G project is to develop a new multi-service air interface that operates below 6 GHz frequency for 5G networks, and is:
  • Highly flexible, to support different types of data traffic
  • Scalable, to support an ever-growing number of networked devices
  • Versatile, to support diverse device types and traffic/transmission characteristics
  • Energy- and resource-efficient, to better use the available spectrum
  • Future-proofed, enabling easy upgrades to future software releases.

FANTASTIC-5G has received 8 million Euros of funding by the European Commission under the EU´s “Horizon 2020” initiative aiming to advance digital Europe.
The members of FANTASTIC-5G include service providers (Orange, Telecom Italia), component and infrastructure vendors (Alcatel-Lucent, Huawei, Intel, Nokia, Samsung, Sequans Communications, Wings ICT Solutions), universities (Aalborg University, Politecnico di Bari, Institut Mines-Telecom/Telecom Bretagne, University of Bremen) and research institutes (Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC), Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives - Laboratoire d’électronique et de technologie de l’information (CEA-Leti), Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute (HHI)) from Europe.
“FANTASTIC-5G is of key importance, as the multi-service air interface concepts being developed in the project will be evaluated and validated by the partners. This helps to build up consensus and to facilitate the standardization process of 5G”, says Frank Schaich from Alcatel-Lucent´s Bell Labs, who is leading the FANTASTIC-5G project.

Background on Horizon 2020
Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation program ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020) – in addition to the private investment that this money will attract. It promises more breakthroughs, discoveries and world-firsts by taking great ideas from the lab to the market. Horizon 2020 is the financial instrument implementing the Innovation Union, a Europe 2020 flagship initiative aimed at securing Europe's global competitiveness.

FANTASTIC-5G is one of several research projects in the area of 5G research.

Leonard Pesheck              Leonard.pesheck@alcatel-lucent.com                   +1 630 713 6437

Wendy Zajack                   Wendy.Zajack@alcatel-lucent.com                         +1 703 943 6298

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Tue, 07. Jul 2015

5G Kick-Off Meeting in Stuttgart, Germany

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During the 5G Kick-Off Meeting in Stuttgart, Germany, on the 7th of July 2015, this group picture was taken.

Mon, 11. May 2015

Fantastic-5G Workshop in Glasgow a full success!

Fantastic-5G has organized a first 'ahead of project' workshop on 5G new air interfaces at VTC Spring in Glasgow UK on May 11th. The coordinator Frank Schaich (Alcatel Lucent) presented the vision of the project along with several technical academic contributions and invited industry presentations from Huawei, Nokia, Orange, Samsung. See the presentations and downloads here: http://workshop.fantastic5g.com/