UK City and InterDigital Partner Initiative Recognized for Strong IoT Network Testbed Making Real Impact
Company Release - 3/15/2018 9:07 AM ET
WILMINGTON, Del., March 15, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- InterDigital, Inc. (NASDAQ:IDCC), a mobile technology research and development company, congratulates Bristol on its 2018 Global Mobile Awards (GLOMO) win for Bristol is Open in the category, Smart City—The Judges’ Choice. According to the judges, Bristol was given the award based on the strong IoT network testbed and the city operations center it has built as part of the Bristol is Open (BIO) initiative, the region’s programmable city project.
BIO is a collaborative initiative jointly governed by the Bristol City Council and the University of Bristol. Together with technology, media, telecommunications industry and local, regional and national government, BIO is on a mission to transform the way this UK city operates through the use of smart technology.
To achieve this mission, Bristol has formed important collaborations with leading companies in the technology, media and telecommunications sector. As one of these partners, InterDigital has made a positive contribution to prove the technology within the BIO test bed.
In August 2017, InterDigital conducted a joint trial with BIO to demonstrate the capabilities of InterDigital’s Flexible IP-based Services (FLIPS) solution. InterDigital has collaborated further with BIO on various projects including RIFE, a trial aiming to address the major societal challenge of providing affordable internet by solving the technological challenges of 5G, and on the H2020 Europe FLAME project, which saw the launch of the first urban-scale 5G test bed in Bristol and Barcelona.
Bristol was chosen for the award from among several other leading smart cities, including Barcelona, Dubai, New York, Singapore and Yinchuan.
Jim Nolan, Executive Vice President, Products, InterDigital, said: “We are delighted to see an innovative city such as Bristol be awarded one of the telecoms industry’s most prestigious awards. As a partner, we’re committed to helping cities like Bristol innovate and develop in a way that harnesses the capabilities of new and emerging technologies. This award further reinforces both the work Bristol is doing towards the development of smart cities and the work that we, as a partner, and as an industry, are doing to collaborate to make these new developments happen.”
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