Project without external funding

Towards Mobile Broadband Multimedia Networks

Project Details
Project duration: 10/200109/2005

Im Rahmen des europäischen Forschungsprogramm auf dem Gebiet Mobilfunksysteme der 4. Generation COST273 werden Forschungsergebnisse des Fachgebietes auf den COST273 Management Commitee Meetings vorgestellt und Informationen auf internationaler Ebene ausgetauscht. Im folgenden Abschnitt sind die Ziele und die Hintergründe des COST273 Vorhabens erläutert.

The main objective of the Action is to increase knowledge of the radio aspects of mobile broadband multimedia networks, by exploring and developing new methods, models, techniques, strategies and tools to further the implementation of fourth generation mobile communication systems. It will consider frequencies ranging from the upper UHF up to millimetre waves, and data rates higher than 2 Mb/s (probably up to 155 Mb/s). As a secondary objective, it is intended that the Action continues to play a supporting role similar to the one played by the previous Actions in the mobile communications area. That is, besides giving inputs to the development of fourth generation systems it is also expected that it will contribute to the deployment of systems that are very close to completion of their standardisation phase, in particular UMTS and HIPERLAN 2. These goals agree with the more general European targets for the next 4 to 5 years in the mobile communications area, hence encompassing the 4 year schedule of the Action and giving a justification for its length.

The activities carried out in the Action will bring benefits not only at a national but also at the European level as well: it has an impact on maintaining, and even increasing, the industrial competitiveness of European industry in the mobile communications area, due to the work developed in this area for future systems and to the assistance in the deployment of existing ones; it includes research work that ranges from the basic aspects of the systems to the more applied ones, and it addresses the various aspects of mobile systems, therefore creating conditions for multidisciplinary work; it brings direct benefits to the Signatories involved, since this pan-European activity within the Action enables the exchange of information at a level that would not be possible for the researchers individually, just by attending conferences or by conducting bilateral exchanges; it contributes to improving the quality and to speeding up the results of the R&D work performed at the European level in the very competitive area of mobile/wireless communications, compared to that carried out in North America and in the Asia Pacific region, due to the permanent collaboration and exchange of information; it contributes to strengthening the European standardisation bodies at the more international level, by creating inputs leading to better technically supported decisions; last but not the least, the grouping of such a large community of researchers contributing to standardisation provides further stimulation to the growth of the mobile communications market, with the subsequent impact on the quality of the life of the citizens of the ignatories as well as on the economies of the latter.

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