InterDigital joins European and Taiwanese consortium to deliver a 5G converged Radio Access Network living at the edge
Jan 29, 2018
The 5G-CORAL project, part of the European H2020 5G Public Private Partnership (5G-PPP) Infrastructure, will aim to deliver an integrated edge and fog solution to foster the interworking between multiple Radio Access Technologies envisioned to co-exist in 5G
Company Release - 1/29/2018 4:00 AM ET
LONDON, Jan. 29, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- InterDigital, Inc. (NASDAQ:IDCC), a mobile technology research and development company, today announced that InterDigital Europe has joined efforts with a consortium of partners in Europe and Taiwan to deliver a 5G converged Radio Access Network living at the edge. The consortium, 5G-CORAL, aims at delivering a converged 5G multi-RAT access through an integrated virtualized edge and fog solution that is flexible, scalable, and interoperable with other domains including transport (fronthaul, backhaul), core and clouds.
The consortium comprises 10 partners, including InterDigital Europe, Ericsson AB, Telecom Italia, Industrial Technology Research Institute Incorporated, ADLINK, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, SICS Swedish ICT AB, Azcom Technology, National Chiao Tung University, and Telcaria Ideas. This 24-month project, which started September 1, 2017, received a total of 4M€ in funding – 2.5M from the European Commission and 1.5M from the Ministry of Economic Affairs in Taiwan.
InterDigital Europe occupies a lead role in the project as the Technical Manager. This project role underscores the importance of the company’s focus on wireless innovation and commitment to deliver technologies and solutions that benefit the entire industry across all regions. InterDigital has been at the forefront of multiple generations of core wireless R&D, from 2G, 2.5G, 3G to 4G/LTE and LTE-A, and now 5G.
“InterDigital Europe is honored to be a part of this pioneering project that will provide the foundation for the realization of edge and fog intelligence in the 5G era,” said Alan Carlton, Vice President, InterDigital Europe.
The 5G-CORAL project leverages on the pervasiveness of edge and fog computing in the Radio Access Network (RAN) to create a unique opportunity for access convergence. This is envisioned by the means of an integrated and virtualized networking and computing solution where virtualized functions, context-aware services, and user and third-party applications are blended together to offer enhanced connectivity and better quality of experience.
The 5G-CORAL project will conduct trials throughout 2018 and 2019 across three testbeds: a shopping mall near Taipei in Taiwan, which also includes a high-speed rail station; connected car testbeds in Torrino, Italy; and at the Industrial Technology Research Institute in Hsinchu, Taiwan.
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