BLUESPACE is a new three-year European research project, led by Eindhoven University of Technology. The goal is to develop next-generation wireless technologies that are demanded by the market now. We need to vastly improve the performance of the global 5G infrastructure that is currently being planned.
BLUESPACE intends to contribute technologies to increase the speed of the current 4G network by a factor of 100, while at the same time reducing the power consumption of the network by 90%.
BLUESPACE is one of 21 new projects launched in June 2017 as part of phase 2 of the European Commission’s 5G Public Private Partnership programme – 5G-PPP. The challenge for this programme is to secure Europe’s leadership in the particular areas where Europe is strong or where there is potential for creating new markets such as smart cities, e-health, intelligent transport, education or entertainment & media.
THE ROLE OF LIONIX INTERNATIONAL:
In BLUESPACE, LioniX International develops an optical beamformer to improve the performance of the 5G infrastructure. The optical beamformer will allow to spatially distribute the network capacity, where needed, making future 5G networks more efficient and flexible.