DLINK Project Awarded funding
DLINK project led by the Universities of Lancaster and Glasgow awarded Â£850,000 funding by the UK Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council.
20:50 29 March 2019
The UK Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council has awarded £850,000 in funding to the DLINK project, a project led by the universities of Lancaster and Glasgow, which goal is to explore 5G use cases within D-Band, which occupies spectrum in the 151GHz frequency range. The universities are working with BT and other industrial partners, including Optocap, Nokia Bell Labs, Filtronic and Teledyne e2v.
Lancaster University’s Professor Claudio Paoloni, who heads up the project, said that the DLINK project will help position the UK as a “major player in achieving a beyond 5G connected future”.
Wayne Johnson, Vice President of IQE, which manufacturers semiconductor wafer products, said: “5G networks will function across an unprecedented frequency range from traditional cellular bands to millimetre wave," He added that the DLINK programme was “another example of how compound semiconductors produced by IQE will continue to fuel the connected world as it transitions to 5G platforms”.