TransPacket Ethernet expertise and technology in 5G industry consortium

Leader in time-sensitive and deterministic 100G Ethernet technology, TransPacket, is participating in a massive industry and research consortium to develop key technology components for cost efficiency in future 5G implementations. The project is financed by the EU as part of the Horizon 2020 program.

TransPacket AS – Oslo, Norway, 14 August 2017. TransPacket, a long time innovator of technology for time-sensitive and deterministic Ethernet solutions is partner of the newly granted Horizon 2020 project 5G-PICTURE which was officially kicked off at meeting 24-26 July 2017 in Frankfurt (Oder), Germany. 5G-PICTURE addresses the need for a converged optical and wireless network solution that flexibly can connect large numbers of small cells to the core network and offer data transmission to mobile phones at several Gigabit per second.

“Within 5G-PICTURE, the aim is to develop an integrated transport network involving optical and wireless communications, to allow a dynamic adaptation to changing requirements. Together with distributed compute and storage resources, this will be the backbone for our future mobile internet access”, explains project coordinator and Team Leader Prof. Eckhard Grass, IHP.

The project consortium, consisting of nineteen European partners, has a vision of an integrated, scalable and open 5G infrastructure aiming to support operational and end-user services for both information and communications technologies (ICT) and ‘vertical’ industries. “This infrastructure will rely on a converged fronthaul and backhaul solution, integrating advanced wireless access and novel optical network domains”, adds Dr. Jesús Gutiérrez Terán, who is Project Leader at IHP’s department “System Design”.

TransPacket has developed the FUSION technology that enables deterministic Ethernet transport with fixed and low latency. Using the TransPacket FUSION 100G IP Core, system vendors can design Ethernet equipment meeting the stringent timing requirements of 5G backhaul and fronthaul applications.

“A key element for reaching the promise of cost optimized high bandwidth solutions in 5G is an Ethernet based Cloud-RAN delivering high capacity (100G), low latency and accurate synchronization. Network configuration and monitoring must be kept simple and efficient. FUSION IP Core is the unique technology available on the market today solving these challenges.”, says Steinar Bjørnstad, CTO of TransPacket.

The EU is funding the project with eight million Euro from the Horizon 2020 program. The work at TransPacket will be funded with about 550.000 Euro.

TransPacket ( has patented and developed a unique technology for optical Ethernet transport with low and fixed latency. TransPacket defines a new class of service for packet based data traffic by bringing characteristics from line- and TDM-based networks into Ethernet, while simultaneously offering the high utilization and good performance expected in packet based networks. The IP Core products from Transpacket offer significant value for applications within mobile infrastructure including front-, back- and crosshaul, and applications within optical transport for access and metro networks. The company’s headquarter is in Oslo, Norway.

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