"A group of 16 leading players in the field of telecommunications are joining forces to advance the development of a new air interface below 6 GHz for 5G networks. The "FANTASTIC-5G" (Flexible Air iNTerfAce for Scalable service delivery wiThin wIreless Communication networks of the 5th Generation) project will focus on boosting capacity, increasing flexibility and improving the energy efficiency of the next generation of mobile networks."
There’s forcing an acronym, and then there’s forcing a polysyllabic acronym. I take my hat off to the courageous innovators who refuse to let linguistic conventions stand in the way of concocting a FANTASTIC name for their new collaboration. And hey, integrating the "G" into the negative space of the "5" in the actual logo is actually a very nice touch.