Innovation and Technology Support Programme (ART/371CP)

Innovation and Technology Support Programme (ART/371CP)

Innovation and Technology Support Programme (ART/371CP)
ART/371CP
Platform
15 / 01 / 2024 - 14 / 04 / 2025
10,634.050

Mr Tim Haiman WANG

Shannon & Turing Technology Limited
HK DongZhen Technology Limited


The 5G networks must meet the market demands for wide bandwidth, large coverage, stable connectivity, low latency, and reliable timing synchronization, particularly in crowded and high-precision industrial automation environments, 5G NR to NR dual connectivity(NR-DC) networks offer a solution to these requirements, and timing synchronization resiliency provides a consistent and fault tolerant timing synchronized network. A hybrid network can be established with NR-DC to take advantage of the strengths of both Sub-6 GHz and Millimeter Wave technologies and offset their weaknesses, therefore operators can extend network coverage and increase network capacity to provide a better overall user experience while still maintaining a reasonable total cost of ownership. This project will deliver commercial grade reference design of 5G dual connectivity Millimeter Wave Radio Access Network that supports (1) NR-DC protocol and procedures (2) New key NR-DC features including a. Packet Data Unit(PDU) session split b. Fast link recovery c. Early Measurement Reporting (3) Timing synchronization resiliency feature A number of companies have shown strong interests in collaborating with ASTRI and adopting our technologies to be developed from this project. Initially engaged customers include a network equipment vendor and a Millimeter Wave antennas vendor.