5Gwireless is a multi-partner European Training Network (ETN) project, within the framework of the H2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks (ITNs).

5Gwireless was launched in January 2015, is focused on studying and designing Innovative Architectures, Wireless Technologies and Tools for High Capacity and Sustainable 5G Ultra-Dense Cellular Networks.


5Gwireless is a fully-integrated and multi-disciplinary network of 15 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) working in 10 research institutions distributed in 6 European countries. The consortium is formed by 4 Universities, 1 Research Center and 5 Private Companies.

5Gwireless offers a cross-sectoral environment to 15 ESRs, in order to shape their long-term research view and to allow them to get fundamental methodological tools on various research fields and novel concepts, such as, cell-less/device-centric architectures, ultra-dense networks and mmW communications.

The 5Gwireless Project at a Glance



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48 months

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Project Coordinator:   

Marco Di Renzo - CNRS / Paris-Saclay University

Project Officer:

Mercedes Leguey Jimenez - REA

Latest News

  • 1 January 2018: Shanshan began her secondment at the OTE Academy. Look at some pictures here. The objectives of her secondment are to research on deriving good approximations of probability density function (PDF) for active interfering MTs’ distribution in uplink cellular networks and on deriving tractable framework for EE and spectral efficiency in the closed form expressions.

  • 15 January: Trinh started his secondment at the OTE Academy, in Greece. You can find pictures here. The objectives of his secondment are to understand the propagation characteristics of the narrowband and wideband mmWave signals and to evaluate the performance of the proposed energy efficient receive spatial modulation precoding and receive antenna selection schemes.

  • 30 January: The fifth 5Gwireless Plenary Meeting took place by visioconference. 

  • 1 FebruaryAhmed began his secondment at Siradel in France. You can see a picture here. The objectives of his secondment are to research on how many active antennas and how much transmit power each base station needs to provide the rate requirements of the users based on real traffic measurements and how predicting how the power consumption and the number of antennas will grow according to the traffic growth.

  • 13 February: Thanh participated to a festival called "Bouge la Science" ("Move the Science"). Hosted at CentraleSupelec in France, it aims to present scientific experiences and discoveries to more than 300 secondary-school pupils and high-school students. You can find the poster here and some pictures here

  • 20 February: Merve and Ahmed gave a joint Public Talk at SIRADEL. You can find his presentation here and look at the picture here

  • 1 March: The eighth newsletter of the 5Gwireless project is ready. You can read it here

  • 1 March: Alexios started his secondment at CNRS in Gif-sur-Yvette, France. 

  • 15 March: The ESRs participated to the 5Gwireless Final Conference at Bochum, Germany. This conference was co-located with the 22nd International WSA-ITG Workshop on Smart Antennas. You can find the programme here and some pictures here. For this conference, Ahmed wrote (with Adrian Agustin and Josep Vidal) a paper entitled: "Receive Antenna Selection and Hybrid Precoding for Receive Spatial Modulation in Massive MIMO Systems". And Giovanni wrote (with Pal Frenger and Erik G. Larsson) a paper entitled: "Utility-based Downlink Pilot Assignment in Cell-Free Massive MIMO". 

  • 22 March: Thanh participated to the colloque "Echos des Sciences : à l'écoute des ondes sonores" organised by the University Paris-Saclay. Thanh's Public Talk was entiled "Innovative Architectures, Wireless Technologies and Tools for High Capacity and Sustainable 5G Ultra-Dense Cellular Networks". You can watch the video here and see his poster here. You can find the program here and some pictures here.

  • 14 April: Yi Tan and Carlos gave Public Talks during the Edinburgh SciFest in an event entitled: "Family Fun Day". Many families came to the 5Gwireless stand and learned what waves are and what they can be used for. You can find the programme here,  some pictures of your ESRs and the visitors here and two videos here

  • 02 May: The first video presentation of the 5Gwireless project was made by some ESRs and the project manager. They start with the project's recap, continue by presenting the main scientific challenges and finish by sharing their feelings and opinions on this project. You can watch the video here

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Contact us

If you have any questions or comments about the project, please email us to: info-5gwireless@services.cnrs.fr

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 641985.

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