5G network prototype at Pyeongchang Olympics
Categorie(s) : Innovation & Society, News, Research
Published : 7 June 2017
The 5G Champion project, in which Leti is participating alongside the Korean Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI), will develop a 5G network prototype for the 28 GHz frequency band that will be rolled out during the Pyeongchang Olympics in February 2018, two years before the official launch of 5G. The proof-of-concept prototype will combine state-of-the-art millimeter-wave terrestrial radio communications and new satellite technologies for the first time ever.
The project partners have set the ambitious objectives of reducing latency, delivering high transmission speeds in very dense user environments, improving service quality for highly-mobile use scenarios (like on buses), ensuring precision geolocation, and lowering network management costs.