Blu Wireless Technology named as “Key Innovators” in the European Commission’s Innovation Radar Platform

On Tuesday April 10, 2018, Blu Wireless Technology was named by the European Commission as a key innovator in its Innovation Radar Platform being launched the same day. This acknowledgement is bestowed as a result of their involvement in the Horizon 2020 framework, the largest research and innovation funding programme in Europe. More specifically within the 5G-XHaul project, which has proposed and is evaluating a converged optical and wireless transport network to flexibly connect small cells to the core network, Blu Wireless has developed and successfully demonstrated 60GHz millimetre-wave backhaul networks. These are ideally suited for carrier grade super-fast, low latency and economically smart 5G gigabit connectivity for combined backhaul and broadband and are ready for deployment.

Partners alongside them involved in the 5G-XHaul project include Huawei, I2CAT, University of Bristol and Telefonica I&D.  The Blu Wireless millimetre-wave technology provides a perfect complement to this syndicate of partners who have been chosen to lead the European initiative.

“It’s really an honour to be identified as a key innovator by the European Commission in this way,” said Ray McConnell, CTO at Blu Wireless. “EU funded projects like these have access to a plethora of cutting-edge, life-changing research concepts and technology advancements. To stand out from such an impressive profile for having truly innovative and forward-focused technology and market potential means there is genuine confidence in our ability to facilitate delivery of the networks of the future.”

More information on Blu Wireless can be found here

Details of the Innovation Radar Platform can be found here

Many Congratulations to the team at Blu Wireless!