The Green ICT project of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has been awarded to a consortium of companies and universities which aims to reduce the energy consumption of edge servers in 5G networks by 90%.
VI Systems is part of a consortium of companies and universities which is has been awarded with a grant from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The total funding of EUR 12 million will be divided among the three winners of the Green ICT innovation competition. The project EC4 in which VI Systems participates ranks on the first place. It aims at the next generation of energy efficient high speed optical data communication links to reduce the energy consumption of edge servers in 5G networks by 90%.
The consortium is led by the Technical University of Dresden, Mobile Messaging Systems Section, and includes 11 companies and associated partners including Nokia Bell Labs, Vodafone, Globalfoundries, National Instruments. VIS is a leader in low cost optical components for the shortwave wavelength division multiplexing (SWDM) spectral range (vertical surface emitting laser (VCSEL) and photodetector chips) presently capable to 224 Gbps per single wavelength. It is expected that much higher data rates can be achieved with VCSEL chips in the future.
About VI Systems GmbH
VI Systems GmbH, based in Berlin, Germany, is a fabless developer and manufacturer of components for optical communication. More information on VI Systems can be found at www.v-i-systems.com