5GNOW – 5th Generation Non-Orthogonal Waveforms for Asynchronous Signalling

Mobile World Congress 2015, March 2-5, 2015, Barcelona, Spain


5GNOW Coordinator PD Dr. Gerhard Wunder presented the 5GNOW Mission to EU Commissioner Günther Oettinger, EC Vice-President Andrus Ansip and DG Connect Director Mario Campolargo on Tuesday




Booth of the EU 5G Initiative : HALL 8 STAND 0B17 

EC made European 5G research efforts highly visible at MWC15 with five demonstrations from on-going FP7 projects.

5GNOW had been selected as one of the five projects to support these EU activities and to showcase their project results. The European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society Günther H. Oettinger is expected to visit the booth on March 3rd morning.
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Alcatel Lucent Booth: Hall 3 Stand 3K10
Title of the demo: „Blended traffic demo: 5G for broadband  and M2M communication“


National Instruments Booth: Hall 6 Stand 6E10

Title of the demo: „Rapid Prototyping New 5G Waveforms with LabVIEW Communications on NI SDR platform“

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5GNOW organized a workshop on „New Air Interfaces for 5G“ at IEEE Globecom 2014 featuring the following keynote speakers:

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About the speakers:

Takehiro Nakamura joined NTT Laboratories in 1990.  He is now VP and Director of the Radio Access Network Development Department of NTT DOCOMO, Inc.
Mr. Nakamura has been working for research and development of the W-CDMA, HSPA, LTE/LTE-Advanced and 5G technologies.
He has been engaged in the standardization activities for the W-CDMA, HSPA, LTE/LTE-Advanced and 5G at ARIB in Japan since 1997. He is currently the leader of 2020 and Beyond Ad Hoc(20B AH) in ARIB since October 2013.
He has been contributing to standardization activities in 3GPP since1999. He had contributed to 3GPP TSG-RAN as a vice chairman during March 2005 to March 2009 and as a chairman during April 2009 to March 2013.

Gerhard P. Fettweis earned his Ph.D. under H. Meyr’s supervision from RWTH Aachen in 1990. Thereafter he was at IBM Research and then at TCSI Inc., California. Since 1994 he is Vodafone Chair Professor at TU Dresden, Germany, with main research interest on wireless transmission and chip design. He is an IEEE Fellow and an honorary doctorate of TU Tampere. As repeat entrepreneur he has co-founded 11 startups so far.
He has setup funded projects in size of close to EUR 1/2 billion, notably he runs the German science foundation’s CRC HAEC and COE cfAED. He is actively involved in organizing IEEE conferences, e.g. TPC Chair of ICC 2009 and TTM 2012, General Chair of VTC Spring 2013 and DATE 2014.

Dr. Theodore (Tod) Sizer is Vice President of the Wireless Research Program in Bell Laboratories.  In this role he leads teams in seven worldwide locations innovating in all aspects of wireless systems, technology and software.  In addition his teams collaborate with fixed access systems including copper, and optical with special opportunities being explored at the convergence between these and wireless.
Recently he has had significant impact as a key proponent and inventor of the lightRadio™ technology and systems leading to Alcatel-Lucent’s product line solution to address the current Wireless Data explosion.

During his tenure at Bell Labs he has performed research in Wired and Wireless Home Networking, Fixed Wireless Loop systems, Video Watermarking technologies, Optical Computing and Switching Systems, and High Power Laser Design. He was a member of the technical team in Lucent’s role as a promoter in the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG).  His responsibilities in the SIG included being Chair of the Coexistence Working Group.
Tod graduated from Amherst College, Magna Cum Laude and received his Masters and Doctorate from the Institute of Optics at the University of Rochester.   In 2007 Tod was named a Bell Labs Fellow “For sustained creative contributions to wireless systems, particularly in the convergence of packet and wireless technologies”.  He is the author of 43 patents, 16 patents pending and over 50 refereed publications and is a member of the IEEE and OSA.

5GNOW is a European research project supported by the European commission within FP7 ICT Call 8 comprising altogether 6 partners from Germany, France, Poland and Hungary.


Coordinating person:

Dr. Gerhard Wunder
Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institut
gerhard.wunder (a) hhi.fraunhofer.de
Office: +49 30 31002 872
Mobil:  +49 176 232 13587
Technical Manager:

Thorsten Wild
Alcatel-Lucent Deutschland, Bell Labs Stuttgart
Thorsten.Wild (a) alcatel-lucent.com
(Stephan ten Brink, the former technical manager of the project, has become a full professor at the University of Stuttgart)