Mobile communications is an important economic driver
generating growth. Significantly improved transmission capabilities are
increasingly required to support increased traffic originating from
content-rich data services in order to connect people as well as
machines to the information society.
The support of broadband services for mobile and
wireless applications towards IMT-Advanced, with excellent user
experiences, are key trends for future radio access technologies (RAT),
providing deployment scenarios with reduced operator’s CAPEX and OPEX.
The WINNER+ project addresses these challenges from a technical,
standardisation and regulatory perspective.
Based on the basic system concept, which was
developed in the WINNER and WINNER II projects withing the EU FP6
research programme, this project will develop, optimise and evaluate
IMT-Advanced compliant technologies by integrating innovative and
cost-effective additional concepts and functions and providing an
evolution path towards further improved performance of IMT-Advanced.
This development is ongoing in a globally competitive environment. This
project is mobilising manufacturers and operators in Europe and the
research community for a collaborative research effort. The consortium
is based on the leading role of European companies in the global market
on mobile and wireless communications.
Innovations are expected in the areas: radio-resource
management, including active management of interference, heterogeneous
network deployment including relaying as integral part, in combination
with antenna concepts, spectrum sharing and its flexible usage, multi-
and broadcast capabilities, exploitation of peer-to-peer links between
user terminals and incorporation of network coding. These activities
will take into account the requirement for IMT-Advanced and the results
of WRC-07 that was held in October/November 2007.
Frequency spectrum, as a scarce resource, requires
efficient reuse and sharing techniques between different RATs. The
WINNER+ system focuses on tight and low latency cooperation across RATs
but also across WINNER+ networks for efficient spectrum use.
Key technologies and selected concepts will be
evaluated and optimised through prototypes in order to show the
feasibility of the developed radio interface.
The WINNER+ project will contribute essential
technical information to CEPT and ITU-R via well-established channels,
significantly increasing the opportunities to exploit the WINNER+ system
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