5G / 6G Networking

At imec’s IDLAB-UGent, we are at the forefront of innovation, paving the way for the future of wireless communication with our state-of-the-art 5G/6G research infrastructure.

Our comprehensive setup is designed to empower researchers, engineers, and industry leaders with unique capabilities in exploring the vast potential of next-generation networks.
We’ve invested in the latest technologies to create a groundbreaking research environment that encompasses the best of 5G and is primed for 6G exploration.

Read more about the detailed technical setup of the research infrastructure here.

Research objectives

At IMEC’s IDLAB-UGent, we’re on a mission to shape the future of wireless connectivity through cutting-edge research across various domains. Our pursuit of innovation is focused on several key areas that promise to revolutionize the way we communicate, connect, and interact.

Here’s a glimpse into the groundbreaking research that is empowered by our 5G/6G research infrastructure:

  1. Mission-Critical Communication and Vehicular Connectivity:
    Developing of robust solutions that ensure seamless connectivity, low latency, and high reliability in
    situations where every second counts.
  2. Multicast Broadcast Technology:
    Optimizing cellular-based Multicast Broadcast technology to ensure that users receive data with
    maximum reliability and minimal network congestion.
  3. Technology Recognition and Traffic Characterization:
    Revealing the characteristics of the wireless environment to optimize networks and improve user
  4. Optimal Wireless Technology Selection and Traffic Steering:
    Working on intelligent solutions that enable seamless technology selection and traffic steering,
    ensuring the best user experience available at any given moment.
  5. Wireless Technology Optimization:
    Developing mechanisms to efficiently manage network resources, reduce latency, and enhance
    overall network performance.