Welcome to the iCirrus 5G project

iCIRRUS (intelligent Converged network consolidating Radio and optical access aRound USer equipment) was an EU Horizon 2020 project.

The 11-partner, 36-month project started on 1 January, 2015 and finished on 31 December, 2017.  It was led by the University of Kent. The successful final review was held in Ljubljana in early March, 2018.

About the project

The central aim of the project was to examine the advantages and challenges of bringing an Ethernet-based optical fibre fronthaul to fifth-generation (5G) mobile networks, considering the benefits of such an architecture and its effects on performance on key 5G service aims such as device-to-device (D2D) communications and mobile cloud networking.  More information can be found on the motivation and vision page… Read more >


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