Reliable and high-performance communication networks form the backbone for almost all areas of social and economic life. This applies in particular to wireless communication technology, without which the desired digitalization of our society would not be possible.

Mobile communication has developed dynamically in recent years, and digitization will further intensify this nationally and internationally.

With 4G, wireless broadband internet was available to us for the first time, and simpler machine applications became possible. The following milestones were introducing the 5G network and researching the subsequent 6G generation.

While 5G is already setting important standards for digital networking today, 6G will be the mobile data technology of the future and will revolutionize our communication in the next decade.

With their work, the institutes cooperating in the FMD are creating the basis for an innovation ecosystem for current and future communication technologies:

  • The development of 5G technologies and the transfer of research results to industry
  • Research into future technology 6G

The installation and operation of these communication networks are a significant factor in the ecological balance sheet. This will continue to increase due to enhanced technical performance and increasing use in the course of digitalization. It is, therefore, essential to analyze and optimize wireless networks in terms of their performance, fields of application, and ecological balance.


5G - more than mobile communication

The main criteria for the new 5G standard are ultra-short latency times of less than one millisecond, peak transmission rates of 10 Gbit/s or higher, globally available, robust wireless connections with drastically lower power consumption, and the precise positioning of objects.


6G – the future

With 6G, data can be transmitted more than 100 times faster than with 5G while at the same time offering greater energy efficiency and reliability. Frequently discussed 6G use cases include digital twins, virtual and augmented reality (XR), telepresence, teleoperation, and autonomous driving.


Project examples


Mobile 5G campus network


Digital power amplifiers


5G localization


6G key technologies for terahertz frequencies


GaN-Solid-State power amplifier


6G research hubs


6G Sentinel