The press release below was submitted by METIS, an EU research project for which DOCOMO Euro-labs is one of the partner contributors.
September 5th 2013
European Union, September 5th 2013: The launch of the METIS project last year, as the first international and large-scale research activity on 5G, has triggered extraordinary global interest on the topic of 5G. Moreover, in 2013 the EU announced research grants worth up to €50 million to develop ‘5G’ technology.
That the interest is so high is not surprising as societal development has been leading to changes in the way mobile and wireless communication systems are used. In fact, it is predicted that smartphone subscriptions will grow from 1.2 billion in 2012 to 4.5 billion by 2018.