The mobile communication testing facilities operated by Fraunhofer IIS are located in Erlangen and Ilmenau and provide an ideal test environment for consulting and measurement and research activities. The testing facilities support the most recent LTE-A standard and allow field-testing as well as lab tests in a controlled environment.
Fraunhofer IIS researchers are investigating mobile communication technologies for 4G and future 5G networks.
LTE (Long Term Evolution) Advanced is the wireless broadband technology that can cope with the massive increase in mobile data demand, and deliver much higher data speeds for all. That means better coverage, greater stability, and faster delivery.
5G as a comprehensive standard for wireless communications is applicable not only to mobile broadband, but also to new applications like the networking of vehicles.
Three different types of mobile communication testing facilities are offered:
- Over-the-air field testing (Erlangen and vicinity)
- Wired testing in lab (Erlangen-Tennenlohe)
- Testing in the FORTE over-the-air test chamber with wave field synthesis (Ilmenau)