Mobile World Congress 2024

FEB 2024

26 - 29

Barcelona, Spain

Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute (HHI) is a world leader in the development of mobile and optical communication networks and systems as well as processing and coding of video signals. Together with international partners from research and industry, Fraunhofer HHI works in the whole spectrum of digital infrastructure – from basic research to the development of prototypes and solutions.

At Mobile World Congress 2024, Fraunhofer HHI presents the latest developments in Wireless Communications and Networks as well as Video Communication and Applications at booth #5F31, hall 5 and in Photonic Networks and Systems at the Berlin Partner booth 7B81, hall 7, on February 26 - 29 in Barcelona, Spain.

XR Real-time Communication with L4S over 5G

Virtual humans can be used as computer-generated representations of real people for real-time communication in mixed reality scenarios. Bringing virtual humans to mobile devices poses several challenges for the streaming system and the network.

At MWC 2023, Fraunhofer HHI demonstrates interactive high-quality volumetric video streaming for cloud-based mixed reality over 5G. We present novel techniques for interactive animation with volumetric assets and network congestion control in real-time through Low Latency, Low Loss, Scalable throughput (L4S) standard to provide stable and low latency for the best user experience. The presented interactive XR experience showcases photo-realistic volumetric representation of human. As the user moves in the scene, the virtual human follows the user with his head, conveying the impression of a true interaction. The animation of the virtual human is performed in real-time by applying AI-based techniques that use media samples retrieved from a remote device to generate facial expressions.

Technical Contact

Dr.-Ing. Cornelius Hellge

Dr.-Ing. Cornelius Hellge

Head of Multimedia Communications Group

Phone +49 30 31002-239

6G-RIC

Research and Innovation for Sustainable and Secure 6G Technologies

6G-RIC develops key 6G technologies:

  • Cell-Free Massive MIMO
  • Sub-THz Communication
  • Intelligent Reflecting Surfaces
  • Network as a Sensor
  • Semantic Communication
  • Embedded Security Autonomous Convergent

Technical Contact

Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Slawomir Stanczak

Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Slawomir Stanczak

Head of Wireless Communications and Networks Department

Phone +49 30 31002 875

CampusOS

Innovation Towards Open and Modular 5G Campus Networks for the Industry

Key Contributions to a new Private Network Ecosystem:

  • Reference Architecture
  • Component Catalog
  • Blueprints
  • Operation Models
  • Testbed Evaluation and Industrial Pilots

Technical Contact

Elena Kempf-Loeck

Elena Kempf-Loeck

Project Manager

i14y Lab

Open Lab for open RAN: we test & validate

Accelerating time to market through openness and collaboration:

  • Badging and certification
  • Accelerated testing Network
  • Digital Twin
  • open RAN network optimization

Technical Contact

Dr.-Ing. Martin Kasparick

Dr.-Ing. Martin Kasparick

Head of Signal and Information Processing Group

Phone +49 30 31002-853

Build your own LiFi

Building blocks to deploy LiFi in various application scenarios

LiFi is mobile communication by using the light. It complements RF in various scenarios where radio is not possible. To cover these emerging markets, HHI developed basic building blocks that can be tailored and combined to build you own LiFi.

Technical Contact

Kai Lennert Bober

Kai Lennert Bober

Project Manager

Phone +49 30 31002-302

F5G OpenLab

Fraunhofer HHI presents F5G OpenLab: Pioneer for green networks

The F5G OpenLab promotes sustainable technology through 5G fiber optic networks to reduce the CO2 footprint. Members from various industries gain access to innovative fiber optic technologies and a unique ecosystem for digital transformation.

Technical Contact

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ronald Freund, MBA

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ronald Freund, MBA

Head of Photonic Networks and Systems Department

Phone +49 30 31002-652

Presentations and Events

BERLIN.HappyHour
Feb 26, 2024, from 6 pm, Berlin Partner, hall 7, booth 7B81

Green Roundtable with Prof. Ronald Freund
"F5G HHI OpenLab Optical Network Testbed"
Feb 28, 2024, 9 am - 2 pm