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5G-PHOS steps in to invest in and exploit integrated optical technologies towards enhancing Fiber-Wireless (FiWi) convergence and realizing cost-effective and energy-efficient 5G network solutions for high density use cases. 5G-PHOS is the first coordinated attempt that will draw from existing scientific results in the area of photonics in order to architect 5G networks for dense, ultra-dense and Hot-Spot areas incorporating Photonic Integrated Circuits (PICs) in optical mmWave signal generation, DSP-assisted optical transmission, reconfigurable optical add/drop multiplexing (ROADM) and optical beamforming functionalities. 5G-PHOS expects to release a seamless, interoperable, RAT-agnostic and SDN-programmable FiWi 5G network that supports 64x64 MIMO antennas in the V-band.

The Aristotle University of Thessaloniki is the largest university in Greece. The main campus is located in the centre of the city of Thessaloniki, and covers an area of about 33.4 hectares. It comprises 10 faculties which consist of 40 schools and 1 single-School Faculty.

  1. Manufacture and utilize SDN-controllable Photonic Integrated Chip (PIC) technologies for low-latency and low-power FiWi C-RAN 5G network solutions.

  2. Deploy and demonstrate high-capacity 64x64 V-band MIMO antennas.

  3. Deploy and demonstrate a SDN-controllable multi-format Nx25Gb/s FlexBox-family of centralized units.

  4. Develop a powerful DSP engine enabling low-latency, low-energy DSP-assisted analog FiWi fronthauling.

  5. Develop intelligent and co-operative integrated FiWi packetized fronthaul via Medium-Transparent Dynamic Bandwidth Allocation (MT-DBA) supporting cooperative radio-optical beamforming.

  6. Deploy an SDN control plane for orchestrating the complete FiWi 5G network towards low-latency and energy-efficient reconfigurable 5G Network-on-Demand schemes

  7. Architect low-latency, low-energy, high-capacity and flexible 5G FiWi mmWave networks for dense, ultra-dense and Hot-Spot areas.

  8. Validate its 5G network technologies in a series of scalable lab- and field-trial demonstrators.

  9. Deliver a holistic roadmap and business plan analysis for the cost-efficient and smooth migration into mmWave FiWi C-RAN 5G networks for high dense areas.