5G Research Projects
Aalto University has been actively engaged in many projects such as:
EU Project: METIS
METIS, Mobile and wireless communications Enablers for Twenty-twenty (2020) Information Society. METIS was co-funded by the European Commission as an Integrated Project under the Seventh Framework Programme for research and development (FP7). The project provided an important platform for a European-led early global consensus on fundamental questions connected to the development of the future mobile and wireless communications system, and paved the way for the standardisation. The project objective was to lay the foundation for a future mobile and wireless communications system for 2020 and beyond. METIS was a consortium of 29 partners coordinated by Ericsson. Approximately 80 persons were dedicated full time to METIS during its 30-month duration. The strong consortium included manufacturers, network telecommunications operators, academic institutions, automotive industry and a research centre.
EIT ICT M2MRISE
M2MRISE (Machine-to-Machine - Redefining Information Sharing and Enablers) was a project, launched on January 23th 2014 as part of the EIT ICT Labs action line Networking Solutions for Future Media. Aalto University, Ericsson AB, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Nokia Research Center and Orange S.A. constituted the constellation of partners. The project fostered the development of a framework that enables services based on Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications and Internet of Things (IoT), within current and future cellular networks, by taking into account overall system, service and business model aspects.
EIT ICT 5GrEEn
Aalto University, Ericsson AB, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, and Telecom Italia launched a project - 5GrEEn - in Stockholm on January 15-16, 2013. The project aimed at reducing energy consumption for mobile access networks such as base stations and mobile user terminals for sustainable and affordable mobile internet growth.
EIT Digital ACTIVE-HII
The project ACTIVE-HII ( Advanced Connectivity Platform for Vertical Segments - High Impact Initiative) is about creating a generic connectivity and middle-ware platform including security to support application developers for different segments without having to redo the whole stack. The market uptake of Internet of Things applications can thus be accelerated as developers can focus their efforts towards the application in the vertical segments. The platform will be applied and verified in the transport and health sectors; aircraft (and railway) to deliver mobile broadband services as well as support the management of transportation vehicles through sensor and capillary nets and similar for wearable and body sensors in the health area. Partners include: Aalto University, Ericsson, Engineering, KTH, Politecnico Milano, Tampere University of Technology, SICS, Aifloo, Bittium, Klunsys and Safemove.
5th Evolution Take of Wireless Communication Networks (TAKE-5) targets the creation of a multidisciplinary and open research platform for investigation and experimental evaluation of innovative ideas in networking and services of 5G. TAKE-5 will use and enhance existing research networks developed in different projects, and integrate them into a common shared testbed for testing and validation of 5G network functions.