Winter Olympics: innovation medal for Grenoble’s 5G technology

Categorie(s) : Innovation & Society, News, Research

Published : 1 April 2018

Leti, which is coordinating the Europe-Korea 5GChampion consortium, gave a stellar performance at the Winter Olympics. In a world first, Leti and its partners successfully completed intercontinental proof-of-concept testing of the 5G network.

The network, made up of terrestrial base stations, millimeter-wave multi-beam antennas, and a satellite emulator, enabled thousands of visitors to the Winter Olympics to connect via Wi-Fi or from a bus travelling at speeds of 60 kph to 80 kph, where record data transfer speeds of 5 Gbit/s were measured. Visitors also used virtual glasses to “travel” in real time and in 3D to a small town in Finland 14,000 km from Pyeongchang.

Leti, which was heavily involved in the development of these technologies, filed five patents and published five articles and conference papers.

 

Contact: emilio.calvanese-strinati@cea.fr

www.5g-champion.eu

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