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OPTICWISE Consortium lead by Prof Uysal becomes an Associate Member of 5G PPP

February 14th, 2015

OPTICWISE Consortium led by the CT&T Research Group Director Prof. Dr. Murat Uysal has achieved a great success by being admitted as an Associate Member of the 5G Infrastructure Public-Private Partnership (5G PPP). OPTICWISE became the first unincorporated organization to be admitted to this visionary initiative which will shape the next generation wireless networks.

The 5G PPP is a joint initiative between the European ICT industry and the European Commission and has telecom giants Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, Nokia Solutions and Networks, Orange as its founding members. Total number of Associate Members of 5G PPP is up to thirty.

While 3G cellular standard is still used in our country, most European countries have already adopted 4G (also known as LTE-A) and are looking forward to deploying the so-called 5G standart as early as 2020. The ultimate target of 5G PPP is to create this new standart that will provide ubiquitous ultra-fast connectivity and seamless service delivery. It is predicted that the new standard will deliver 1000 times the capacity of current mobile networks and reach peak data rates of over 10 Gbps.

OPTICWISE Consortium is funded by the European Science Foundation under the COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) Programme. Prof Uysal is the Chair of this Consortium managed by Özyeğin University as the Grant Holder. Under the leadership of Prof Uysal, it brings together more than 100 researchers from 35 universities, research institutions and companies working on different aspects of optical wireless communication (OWC). OWC is a breakthrough technology that uses optical wavelengths for wireless access rather than conventional radio-frequency (RF) systems deployed today. As an Associate Member of 5G PPP, OPTICWISE will take a leading role in promoting OWC to integrate it in the 5G standart as a powerful complementary technology to RF.

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