WINNER (Wireless World Initiative New Radio), which began in January 2004, is an EU-funded project designed to look at future radio technologies. Following the completion of Phase I, which focused on the investigation of key technologies and their integration into a concept for a new radio interface, the second phase, WINNER II, which began in January 2006, will develop and optimise this concept to create a detailed system definition fulfilling future requirements of emerging mobile and wireless services and applications. In addition initial trials will be performed in order to demonstrate key elements of the WINNER II system.
The goal of the WINNER project is to address the development of mobile and wireless communications significantly beyond the ongoing activities in 3GPP on long-term evolution towards a “Beyond 3G” solution for mobile networks. The project aims to develop a single ubiquitous radio access system adaptable to a comprehensive range of mobile communication scenarios from short range to wide area. This will be based on a single radio access technology with enhanced capabilities compared to existing systems or their evolutions.
The project will also contribute to on-going global research, regulatory and standardisation activities. The WINNER approach targets a globally harmonised system by early research cooperation of key players. The project objectives are shared by a strong consortium of major players in mobile and wireless communications.
Siemens AG, Aalborg University, Alcatel SEL AG, Carleton University, Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique, Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya, Chalmers University of Technology, China Academy of Telecommunication Research, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V., DoCoMo Communications Laboratories Europe GmbH, Elektrobit Ltd, Elektrobit Testing Ltd, Ericsson AB, Eurescom GmbH, France Télécom SA, Fujitsu Laboratories of Europe Ltd, Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan, Lucent Technologies Network Systems UK Ltd, Motorola SAS, National Technical University of Athens, Nokia Corporation, Nokia China, Nortel Networks UK Ltd, Philips Electronics UK Ltd, Portugal Telecom Inovação SA, Poznan University of Technology, QUALCOMM CDMA Technologies GmbH, RWTH Aachen University, Samsung Electronics UK Ltd, Siemens AG Österreich, Siemens Limited China, Siemens S.p.A, Siemens Program and System Engineering SRO, Technical Research Centre of Finland , Technische Universität Dresden, Technische Universität Ilmenau, Telefónica Investigación y Desarrollo Sociedad Anónima Unipersonal, University of Oulu, University of Surrey, Vodafone Group Services Ltd, BenQ Mobile GmbH & Co. OHG, Munich, Germany
Further information is available at: https://www.ist-winner.org/