Net-Tech Future Magazine is all about technologies that put ultrafast Internet connectivity at your fingertips. It sheds light on how communications technologies are shaping the future networks landscape, from developments in ultrafast broadband Internet to clever mobile networks, from network infrastructure and architecture to green technologies.
With each EU-funded project showcase, it gives a glimpse not only of the ‘what’ but a little of the ‘how’ and ‘why’, and even ‘what next’ so you can see how these developments can make a difference to you, your organisation and your community.
Broadband Internet Access - An International Success based on EU Co-funded Research
The Internet has become a basic utility for homes and businesses in the same way as electricityor water. Affordable, reliable and secure broadband connectivity is essential to making full use ofthe services that the Internet offers nowadays. The demand for even more high-speed connectivityis constantly growing, driven by new Internet services with multi-media rich content. To take fulladvantage of such services, faster, smarter and cheaper high-speed access network technologies arerequired. Work by scientists in European research programmes is making ultra-high-speed broadbandnetworks a reality for all Europeans, using technology that can cost-effectively deliver up to 1Gb/sboth to your front door and within the home network.
Optical Communications - An international success bolstered by EU-funded research
Hardly visible to end-users, 90% of all digital information is transported over optical networks. Fibre-optic communication is the backbone of the information society today. It will become even more in the future.
Many architectures, concepts and technologies had their origins in collaborative research projects,co-funded by the European Union.
The investment of Framework Programme funds in optical communications has created a network of experts from industry and academia, provided education and has contributed directly and indirectly to the creation of over a hundred thousand jobs in Europe for highly-skilled knowledge workers. The collaborative approach of the projects allowed consensus building on central topics such as the optical network evolution and network control. The results, disseminated in publications and standard contributions, formed a solid foundation for the product roadmaps of participating system/component manufacturers and enabled network operators to develop their technology introduction strategies ahead of time.
Mobile Communications - an international success story which has it's origins in EU-funded research projects
Everyone knows that mobile communications is a European success story but did you know that the concepts for the standards for GSM, UMTS systems and the brand new LTE high speed broadband mobile systems were developed in European Commission initiatives and Framework programme projects?
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