5G: Institut Mines-Télécom and France Brevets involved

On 13 October, Institut Mines-Télécom and France Brevets, a French public investment fund specialized in patents, signed an extension of the partnership agreement which has linked them since 2011 to three new research areas, asserting so their commitment about 5G* technology.

Education & trainingResearch and development

This partnership should allow the Institut Mines-Télécom (IMT) to focus on the development of patentable technologies concerning 5G, in particular the antennas, the very high-speed long-distance communication and the development of new wave modulation technology (Filter bank multiple carrier – FBMC). 5G should appear in 2020.

Since 2011, the IMT and France Brevets have been successfully collaborating on Mimo technology, a coding mechanism for high speed data transfer which can locate an application over 5G. Starting with 3 patents, 15 new patents have been submitted over 18 months of joint work, illustrating the effectiveness and productivity of this original approach. The IMT is now able to contribute to bringing the results of French public research on high speed 5G mobile telecommunications on international markets onto a more international level.

A subsidiary half owned by Caisse des Dépôts and held jointly with the State in the context of the Programme of Investments for the future (PIA), France Brevets is a public investment fund specialised in patents. It deploys its action to help public and private research to create strong patent positions and deploy promotion strategies. The areas that France Brevets is involved in are IT and telecommunications, security, energy, space, medical equipment and technology (MedTech).


* 5G technology could allow mobile telecommunications data flows of many gigabits of data per second, i.e. up to 100 times faster than 4G, by 2020.


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