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Alcatel-Lucent Joins 5G Effort at Dresden University

Alex Spencer

Antennae Mast Broadcast 4G NetworkBell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent's industrial research arm, has become a research partner of the Technische Universität Dresden’s 5G Lab.

The two organisations will together develop and test technologies that will 'help to define the capability of 5G mobile networks in meeting the massive connectivity demands of the future', according to their statement.

Opened in September 2014, the 5G Lab brings together 20 professors from the Technische Universität Dresden and more than 500 scientists, working across four tracks of research. As you might expect, Alcatel will initially focus its efforts on the 'Wireless & Networks' track.

In particular, its research will be focused on the definition of a new air interface – with the intention of proposing the Bell Labs' recently-developed UF-OFDM (Universal Filtered-Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiplexing) waveform for standardisation – as well as the use of multiple device-to-radio connections.

“With Alcatel Lucent’s system insights and know-how, we can address the most relevant challenges in designing and operating highly reliable and resilient mobile networks,” said Professor Gerhard Fettweis, who is running Dresden's 5G Lab.

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