Keysight Coordinates Pan-European 6G Testbed

Date of Release: Jan. 05, 2023

The 6G Sandbox project aims to provide an open experimental environment for 6G. Organizations can conduct trials on four experimental platforms. Fraunhofer FOKUS is part of the project and manages one of the sites in Berlin.

Source: Wallstreet Online

Deutsche Telekom leads '6G NeXt' research project for extended reality applications

Date of Release: Oct. 28, 2022

Fraunhofer FOKUS is part of a new 6G extended reality research consortium lead by the Deutsche Telekom called 6G NeXt. The goal is to develop an infrastructure whose integrated network and software layer enables new processing speeds and implements the dynamic distribution of complex computing tasks (split computing).

Source: Telecompaper

Local 5G network assists in the fight against forest fires

Date of Release: May 06, 2022

One third of all forest fires in Germany occur in the federal state of Brandenburg. This is where the ALADIN (Advanced Low Altitude Data Information System) project aims to set up a mobile 5G campus network to obtain real time information on the situation. This is achieved with the help of the 5G+ Nomadic Node from the Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems FOKUS

Source: Innovation Origins

Deutsche Telekom, Bosch take part in campus network project in Germany

Date of Release: Feb. 10, 2022

Fraunhofer FOKUS und HHI coordinate the CampusOS flagship project, together with 22 industry partners. The aim is to create a digital ecosystem that guarantees open radio technologies and interoperable network components, which will be realized in the form of a technology toolbox.

Source: Enterprise IoT Insights

On the way to autonomous rail traffic

Research based on AI

Date of Release: Sep. 22, 2021

Technologies for automated driving on the railroads are to be developed and tested in the “Berlin Digital Railway Operation” (BerDiBa) project, Fraunhofer FOKUS is a project partner.

Source: Intellicar

Fraunhofer FOKUS supports 6G research hubs in Germany

Date of Release: Aug. 11, 2021

Fraunhofer FOKUS has confirmed its involvement in two of four planned 6G research hubs in Germany over the next four years: the “6G Research and Innovation Cluster” (6G-RIC) and the Open6GHub. The project is funded by German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

Source: Telcompaper

Fraunhofer Institutes kick off 6G research project in Germany

Date of Release: Feb. 08, 2021

Five Fraunhofer Institutes are cooperating to conduct research activities on “6G” technology. With the 6G Sentinel project the research institutes aim to develop key technologies for the future 6G mobile communications standard.

Source: RCR Wireless News

Media Broadcast starts 5G campus network to test new services

Date of Release: Dec. 17, 2020

Media Broadcast, a leading broadcasting provider has received permission from the german Federal Network Agency to set up its own 5G campus network, using the ”Open5GCore“ software developed by Fraunhofer FOKUS.

Source: Telecompaper

Fraunhofer Fokus and Norigin Media develop OTT ad replacement platform

Date of Release: Dec. 08, 2020

Fraunhofer FOKUS has developed a new advertising system for pay-TV operators, in partnership wit the Scandinavian company Norigin Media. The over-the-top (OTT) ad tech will provide pay-TV operators with the ability to identify ads on premium streaming services and replace them with advertising aimed at specific target groups.


Fraunhofer Institute carries out positive test of 5G core network with various manufacturers

Date of Release: June 17, 2020

Interoperability tests conducted by the Berlin-based research institute Fraunhofer FOKUS have shown that the Open5GCore, the reference 5G core network by Fraunhofer FOKUS, works smoothly with the base stations of Huawei and Nokia.


AI-based electronic solutions can make autonomous driving safer

Date of Release: Dec. 04, 2019

Fully automated and autonomous vehicles should be able to respond appropriately in every situation. Together with partners in the “KI-FLEX” project, the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS is developing a platform that uses Artificial Intelligence methods to help measure vehicle position and determine vehicle environment in the future. Fraunhofer FOKUS is part of the project.

Source: Automotive Electronic Specifier, Electronics Weekly

5G Automotive Association tests C-V2X technologies in Berlin

Date of Release: May 24, 2019

At the live demonstration of the 5G Automotive Association (5GAA), smart mobility experts of Fraunhofer FOKUS presented two use cases of C-V2X technology, which included warning before emergency braking and construction sites, and tele-operated driving. For the latter demo, a system has been developed that enables a teleoperator to switch to automated control in the event of an emergency, thus enabling unforeseen obstacles to be mastered reliably.

Source: Enterprise IoT Insights

Eclipse Foundation launches openMobility group to plan future of autonomous cars

Date of Release: May 14, 2019

The Eclipse Foundation has launched the openMobility group, which will focus on open and shared collaboration around one of the major issues in urban planning around autonomous vehicles and future transportation requirements – traffic simulation and modelling. The business unit Smart Mobility of Frauhofer FOKUS is part of the group.

Source: Robotics & Automation News

Adressing urban planning issues around autonomous vehicles

Date of Release: May 13, 2019

Fraunhofer FOKUS joins working group “openMobility” launched by the Eclipse Foundation alongside the German Aerospace Center, BOSCH and Vector Informatik. The group will focus on open and shared collaboration around autonomous vehicles and urban transportation.  Dr. Ilja Radusch, head of Smart Mobility, hopes that an open platform “will provide the industry a comprehensive environment allowing a more efficient app and system development.”

Source: Electronic Specifier

Can digitalisation save us?

Date of Release: Apr. 11, 2019

Ina Schieferdecker and Dirk Messner, members of the German Advisory Council of Global Change (WBGU) explain how the potential of digitalization should be mobilized to adress the challenges of climate change and social inequality.


Controlling industrial robots via 5G edge

Hannover Trade Fair 2019

Date of Release: Apr. 02, 2019

Fraunhofer FOKUS and the German Edge Cloud (GEC) are presenting an application scenario at the Rittal stand during the Hannover Fair: Using Virtual Reality (VR) glasses and two VR controllers, visitors can control a two-armed industrial robot connected to an Edge-based 5G core network.

Source: Connecting Industry | Electronic Specifier

How Germany is winning at turning its research to commercial application

The country is using science for economic benefit

Date of Release: Mar. 27, 2019

Fraunhofer is one of the leading applied research organizations in Europe, but it maintains an academic flavour, says Ina Schieferdecker, director of the Fraunhofer FOKUS Institute.

Source: Nature - Int. Journal of Science