Research Project E3NETWORK (12/2012-5/2016)
Objective: The design of an energy efficient E -band transceiver for the backhaul infrastructure of the future networks.
OTE participated in the E3NETWORK (http://www.ict-e3network.eu/index.html) European research project, aiming at designing an energy efficient E-band1 transceiver for the backhaul infrastructure of future networks which would also facilitate the transition to smaller and more energy efficient base stations.
The transceiver uses modern digital multi-level modulations to achieve high spectral efficiency. This together with the huge bandwidth enables high capacities above 10 Gbps. The potential for an increased economic and energy efficiency of access/transport infrastructures was illustrated by a prototype integrated in the network providing communication over 1 km with availability of 99.995%.
1E3NETWORK – Energy Efficient E-band Transceiver for Backhaul of the Future Networks