Joint demonstrator of blueSPACE and 5G-PHOS at EuCNC 2019 in Valencia

blueSPACE and 5G-PHOS joined forces and showcased a viable path towards unprecedented end-to-end user capacities for next generation 5G fiber-wireless networks during EuCNC2019. The booth demonstrated analog fronthaul as key candidate to serve future mm-wave 5G communications and showcased the feasibility of analog transport of large bandwidth radio signals for mm-wave 5G NR with fully centralized signal generation and processing.

Demo booth with visiting consortium members from both projects.

Demo booth with visiting consortium members from both projects.

As a joint demonstration of two 5G-PPP 2nd-phase projects, the demonstration proved the compatibility of the technologies developed by the projects and highlighted their advantages over current fronthaul technologies. With both projects being at about two thirds of the project lifetime, the joint demonstration successfully presented the projects’ current developments in a joint fashion and gave an insight on the promise of their full implementations expected in their respective final project demonstrations.

Demo booth setup at EuCNC2019 in Valencia.

Demo booth setup at EuCNC2019 in Valencia.

The demonstration showed the current developments of the two projects and highlighted their compatibility by creating a high-capacity mm-wave transmission link. By combining the blueSPACE analog radio-over-fiber BBU with the mm-wave radio technology of 5G-PHOS, the demonstration showed the feasibility of analog fronthaul over fiber for high bandwidth mm-wave 5G signals.

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Analog Fronthaul for high-capacity mm-wave 5G – joint blueSPACE & 5G-PHOS demonstration

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