METIS II, Mobile and wireless communications Enablers for Twenty-twenty (2020) Information Society Key objectives of METIS-II are to develop the overall 5G radio access network design and to provide the technical enablers needed for an efficient integration and use of the various 5G technologies and components currently developed.
ACTIVE – Advanced Connectivity Platform for Vertical Segments
The rapid evolution of communications technologies and the decreasing costs facilitates the connectivity for Internet of Things and Machines to Machines end-to-end over various networks e.g. cellular network. The current problem is that we have no generalized connectivity for this but vertical and silo-oriented solutions and platforms. This makes it costly to develop solutions as one needs to redo the whole communication and middle-ware each time a new application is developed, instead of focusing on the application itself.
Seamless DIreCt Air to GRound COmmunications in EU
Researchers from KTH, Ericsson, Airbus, and Create-Net have joined forces in a new EIT Digital project, ICARO-EU (Seamless Direct Air-to-Ground Communications in Europe). The project aims to provide seamless gate-to-gate connectivity for aircraft through a high capacity Direct Air-to-Ground Communications (DA2GC) system integrated with ground cellular networks. This will provide high speed broadband simultaneously to all passengers in aircraft flying in Europe and potentially beyond.