Institute of Communications and Connected Systems


FIWIN5G: FIber-Wireless Integrated Networks for 5th Generation delivery

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1 January 2015

Producing the next generation of researchers who will enable Europe to take a leading role in the multidisciplinary area of 5G high-speed wireless internet and beyond, involving devices, systems and networks.

Funder Horizon 2020
Amount £ 3 800 000

Project website http://www.fiwin5g.eu/

Research theme logos - Intelligent High Capacity Networks; Ubiquitous Connectivity
Research topics  5G | Training Network | Radio-over-fibre


The network integrates multidisciplinary scientific expertise, complementary skills, and experience working in academia and industry to empower ESRs to work in interdisciplinary teams, integrate their activities, share expertise, and promote a vision of a converged wireless and optical access network that seamlessly and efficiently supports the services and applications being demanded. The support of high bandwidth and high mobility is central to the driving vision of future networks, requiring a large number of technologies to converge, co-exist and interoperate, and most importantly, cooperate, if this vision is to be efficiently and cost-effectively realised. A key area within this next generation jigsaw is the integration of optical fibre networks and radio networks at mm-wave frequencies, to provide high-bandwidth front/backhaul services and enable scalable and manageable networks without a highly complex interface structure and multiple overlaid protocols.