5TONIC tests Cohere Technologies' OTFS

5TONIC partners Telefónica, IMDEA Networks, University Carlos III Madrid, and Cohere Technologies have announced the companies have cooperated in a number of successful trials to test Cohere Technologies´ OTFS waveform, a new radio technology that has been proposed for 5G radio interface in 3GPP, the company said.

Orthogonal Time Frequency and Space (OTFSâ„¢) is a new wireless modulation technology developed by Cohere Technologies that implements a 2-dimensional representation of the wireless channel, making all wireless transmission under any conditions resilient to channel dynamics.

The tests conducted by 5TONIC were mainly intended to assess the suitability of OTFS based radio equipment for supporting fixed wireless access, a potential 5G use case that Telefónica and other operators are actively exploring.

For these purposes, 5TONIC administered tests during four days where several links with different lengths and propagation conditions were established at different locations including IMDEA Networks premises, University Carlos III, Leganés Campus, and Telefónica headquarters at Distrito Telefónica, which are expected to be representative of different operational conditions.

5TONIC was initiated by Telefonica and IMDEA Networks Institute with a clear vision to create an open research and innovation ecosystem laboratory in which industry and academia come together to boost technology and business innovative ventures. The laboratory promotes joint project development, joint entrepreneurial ventures, discussion fora, events and conference sites, all in an international environment of the highest impact. 5TONIC serves to show the capabilities and interoperation of pre-commercial 5G equipment, services and applications, by global companies in the 5G arena.

Cohere Technologies is solving the most pressing challenges in wireless communications with its groundbreaking Orthogonal Time Frequency and Space (OTFS) technology. This new patented 2D modulation scheme will revolutionize the industry as it prepares to deliver on the promise of 5G with 100 percent coverage, 10x spectral efficiency and a 50 percent cost savings over existing solutions. OTFS can also enhance traditional modulation schemes with its greater capacity and coverage to make 5G mobility a reality. Carriers around the world have tested OTFS, and the company is developing solutions for fixed wireless access and 5G applications. Founded in 2009, Cohere Technologies is headquartered in Santa Clara, California. The company completed A, B and C financing rounds and is led by a seasoned team of telecom and wireless industry veterans. Cohere Technologies is a 5TONIC member since 2016.