Anite lends T&M expertise to 5G radio channel model development

October 31, 2013 // By Graham Prophet
Wireless equipment testing technology specialist Anite has been appointed to lead the radio channel modelling Task Group within the METIS project (Mobile and wireless communications Enablers for the 2020 Information Society).

Co-funded by the European Commission, METIS is a consortium of 28 key wireless industry players and the first international and large-scale research activity on 5G. Its main objective is to lay the foundation for 5G, the next generation mobile and wireless communications system. 5G will address the huge surge predicted in mobile data consumption and the wide range of wireless devices.

As the only test equipment vendor involved in the METIS project, Anite has participated in defining five 5G scenarios that reflect the future challenges of wireless communications standards. The five scenarios, recently made public by METIS , shape the definition of propagation conditions and form the basis of channel modelling development. METIS has derived a challenging set of requirements from these scenarios, including one thousand times more mobile data per area compared to today’s average traffic. The radio channel modelling Task Group is expected to publish its first results in April of 2014.

The success of 5G radio technology development requires the efficient utilisation of the radio channel. Since the early 1990s, Anite’s experienced radio channel team has pioneered research and development of radio channel models, now incorporated into its Propsim radio channel emulator product range.

“Radio channel expertise is key to the success of 5G technology. Anite was selected to lead the channel modelling Task Group within the METIS project as they have proven success in previous projects, such as IST-WINNER, which defined the 4G channel models” says Dr. Afif Osseiran, METIS Coordinator at Ericsson.