mmMagic Consortium Sets to Work on Developing Tech for Extreme Mobile Broadband Service

By David Murphy

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mmMAGIC, an international consortium led by Samsung and bringing together vendors and European operators has kicked off its race to develop concepts and key components for a new 5G mobile radio access technology which is expected to operate in a range of frequency bands between 6 and 100 GHz, including mm-Wave frequencies.

The use of such extremely high frequencies for mobile communications is challenging but necessary for supporting 5G’s extreme mobile broadband service which will require very high (up to 10 Gbps) data rates, and in some scenarios, also very low end-to-end latencies (less than 5ms). The project aims to accelerate standardisation of millimeter wave technologies for 5G so that the industry and citizens will benefit from commercialisation by 2020.

The mmMAGIC project is co-funded by the European Commission’s 5G PPP program, bringing together major infrastructure vendors (Samsung, Ericsson, Alcatel-Lucent, Huawei, Intel, Nokia); major European operators (Orange, Telefonica), leading research institutes and universities (Fraunhofer HHI, CEA LETI, IMDEA Networks, Universities Aalto, Bristol, Chalmers and Dresden); measurement equipment vendors (Keysight Technologies, Rohde & Schwarz) and one SME (Qamcom).

mmMAGIC is led and coordinated by Samsung. Ericsson acts as technical manager, while Intel, Fraunhofer HHI, Nokia, Huawei and Samsung will each lead one …read more

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