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SAPHYRE delivers best technology demonstrator at the FuNeMS 2012

SAPHYRE, the European research project on voluntary spectrum and infrastructure sharing, receives award for its exhibit at the FuNeMS

Berlin, Germany, 6 July 2012 – SAPHYRE, a €5.2m collaborative research project co-funded by the European Commission, recently won the ‘Best Demonstration Stand’ award for its exhibits at the Future Network and Mobile Summit (FuNeMS) 2012. SAPHYRE is dedicated to paving the way for paradigm change from exclusive resource allocation to voluntary physical resource sharing between operators.

The Future Network and Mobile Summit in Berlin was the twenty-first in a series of annual conferences on information and communication technologies (ICT) supported by the European Commission. It regularly attracts as many as 500 delegates from both the industrial and research sectors to share experiences and research results, identify future trends, and develop opportunities for business and international research collaboration under the ICT Theme of Framework Programme 7.

SAPHYRE had one of the largest exhibition stands at this year’s conference. The presented hardware-in-the loop demo has shown the spectrum sharing between two operators. The real-time testbed, developed by Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute and further enhanced in the course of the project, is based on LTE/Advanced techniques, thus supporting the next generation of mobile communication.


In addition to visiting the technology demonstrations and participating in informal discussions with the project partner’s technical staff, visitors could pick up a copy of the newly-published White Paper on resource sharing issued by the SAPHYRE project consortium.

A considerable number of conference attendees visited the exhibit, including researchers, business people and members of the European Commission and the European Parliament, providing ample evidence of a high level of interest in the project’s objectives and results.

Winning an award for its exhibition stand at the largest European conference on ICT is further encouragement to the consortium to strengthen its efforts to promote awareness amongst operators and regulatory bodies.

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