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Towards TeraHertz Communications workshop

In the context of the exploratory preparation for the next Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, the European Commission hosted an open workshop on TeraHertz communications on 7th March 2018.

Future mobile networks and connectivity systems will require ultra-high speed and seamless performance for a huge number of connected devices and applications. Higher frequencies, and more specifically the TeraHertz range (0.1 THz – 10 THz) is seen as one of the promising way to address these requirements.  But today, many fundamental scientific and technological challenges are still to be explored and overcome.

At the same time, allocation of the bands for THz communication is not yet done. It is thus also important to start, as early as possible, the identification of candidate bands which will be optimal from a technological point of view, while at the same time answering to the needs in the most promising and highly desirable verticals applications and use cases.

This workshop aimed at bringing together key actors currently working on, or having interest, in THz communications in order to explore future R&I plans for the period beyond 2020. The main goal of the workshop was to give an overview of the current state of the art of the research in this area, to discuss the main challenges still to be explored, to highlight key research directions for future R&I actions and to share opinions on the foreseen frequency bands which could be good candidate to be supported by the EU in the global allocation exercise.

The agenda and speakers' short biographies are available, see the links below.

The presentation slides are available for download on the following links:

The report of the workshop is available here.


THz workshop - Agenda.pdf
THz workshop - Report.pdf
THz workshop - Speakers Short Bios.pdf

Map / Location

Avenue de Beaulieu 25, 1160, Brussels