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Future 5G networks will give rise to a wide range of new services, including enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB) applications, Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communication and Internet of Things (IoT), addressing the needs of multiple vertical markets. The large variety of demanding applications and use case scenarios have been setting highly demanding end-user requirements, such as low latency, high traffic capacity, spectral efficiency, low energy consumption for the end-to-end communication, placing tremendous load on the underlying infrastructure of the fronthaul network. On the verge of the 5G era, Fiber Wireless technologies and Integrated Photonics will play a pivotal role in supporting the service and network requirements, while the emerging converged Fiber Wireless network architectures relying on PONs and Optical Transport Networks will certainly require enhanced Medium Access Control schemes and more efficient resource allocation mechanisms, stimulating intense Research & Development efforts in this direction.

Organized by the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH) within the frames of the EUIMWP Cost Action and the 5G-PHOS 5G-PPP Phase II IA, the European Training aims to cover all topics of Emerging Technologies for 5G, with the main focus being on

  1. Passive optical networks: architectures, Media Access Control and Resource Allocation techniques.
  2. Fiber-wireless (FiWi) access networks: Challenges and opportunities

The training will be hosted at the facilities of the Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Innovation (C.I.R.I., http://kedek.auth.gr/ ) of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, which hosts the laboratory facilities of the Wireless and Photonic Systems and Networks research group (WinPhos, http://winphos.web.auth.gr/ ) and its 5G testbed infrastructure. The training will include talks from both Industry and Academia and is mainly intended for Ph.D. students and Early Carrier Investigators.

Registration: Attendance to the Training School is free of charge, without any fee included, but requires registration. Registration can be done online in the following link: http://www.5g-phos.eu/index.php/add-sch-reg

The organizing committee:


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As the project prepares to enter its final year, 5G-PHOS had its 5th plenary meeting in Athens on the 15th and 16th of May 2019, hosted by partners COSMOTE and INCELLIGENT. During the two day meeting the consortium had a great opportunity to come together and witness all recent progress of the project, discuss the results received from the mid-term review, as well as decide on the necessary steps of the project for the immediate future. Overall the good progress of the project has been confirmed and critical decisions were made mainly concerning the project’s final demonstrators.

The consortium


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5G-PHOS partner iQuadrat representing the project in this year's MWC in Barcelona. Visitors have the chance to get informed on the project's outcomes and view the 5G-PHOS video and dissemination material.


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Watch the 5G-PHOS project carrying out its first successful demonstration at the Fraunhofer facilities of the converged Fiber-Wireless fronthaul transmission for 5G networks over mmWave spectrum employing a 32-element beamsteered antenna made by SIKLU and a linear EML made by III-V Lab. More info at: www.5g-phos.eu.


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