The 34th Digital Economy and Telecommunications Meeting (organized by AMETIC from 2 to 4 September, together with Banco Santander and with the support of the Menéndez Pelayo International University (UIMP)), was attended on Thursday 3 September by Arturo Azcorra, Director of IMDEA Networks, Professor of Telematic Engineering at the Carlos III University of Madrid and Vice-President of 5TONIC. The event, held this year in Santander, Madrid, Barcelona and Malaga, in a hybrid (digital and on-site) and multi-site format, had top-level representatives from national and international businesses and institutions.
Arturo Azcorra, director of IMDEA Networks Institute and professor at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), has been interviewed about the current state-of-play in 5G for the program '5.0' of RNE-Radio 5, directed and presented by Manuel Martinez. This week, Azcorra, who is also vice-president of the 5TONIC laboratory, has talked to several media outlets about the benefits this technology offers towards the rebuilding of the economy.
The director of IMDEA Networks Institute and Universidad Carlos III de Madrid professor Arturo Azcorra has been interviewed by the magazine published by INESE, about the present and future of 5G in Spain. He explained how this technology will revolutionize the lives of citizens and talked about the range of advantages it offers.
ETSI has awarded the best Proof of Concept (PoC) demonstration of OpenSourceMANO (OSM, a system that is standardized by ETSI) during the Release EIGHT cycle with OSM PoC#10 Automated Deployment of an IP Telephony Service on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles using OSM to a group of researchers from University Carlos III of Madrid and IMDEA Networks. The organization has valued “the originality, visibility and technical merit to the exhibition and dissemination of the work of the OSM community”.
The open 5G research and innovation laboratory founded by Telefónica and IMDEA Networks, 5TONIC, has signed a collaboration agreement with Telcaria, an innovative tech company specialized in services based in Software Defined Networks (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) technologies, both in the 5G network environment and in the virtualization of network services.
The director of the IMDEA Networks Institute and UC3M professor Arturo Azcorra highlighted the key aspects of this situation in the morning radio show directed and presented by Jaume Segalés.
We interview one of the members of our Alumni Network, Dr. Allyson Sim, during her recent visit to IMDEA Networks. Allyson obtained her PhD from IMDEA Networks and Universidad Carlos III de Madrid back in March 2016 and is now a Post-doc Researcher at the TU Darmstadt in Germany.
Her research interests are on the topics of beyond-5G networks, specifically scheduling algorithms and precoding designs. Currently, Dr. Sim is working on the EmergenCITY project in the area of communication, where they enable infrastructureless communication in disaster scenarios.
Dr. Jim Kurose, member of the Scientific Council of IMDEA Networks Institute since 2006 and member of its Board of Trustees until 2014, has been named to National Academy of Engineering (NAE) on February 7. The University of Massachusetts Amherst Distinguished Professor has been conferred this distinction for “contributions to the design and analysis of network protocols for multimedia communication.”
5TONIC, the open 5G laboratory of which IMDEA Networks is a founding member together with Telefónica and Ericsson España, received a mention in the Radar 3.0 program of Radio 5 on February 1. In addition, Arturo Azcorra, director of the IMDEA Networks research institute and Full Professor at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, was also interviewed as vice president of 5TONIC by Networkworld.
On 20 January 2020, 5TONIC (the open 5G laboratory of which IMDEA Networks Institute is a founding member together with Telefónica,) participated in the first Mobile Talks organized by ESIC Business & Marketing School, titled "New opportunities arising from 5G." At the conference it was highlighted how 5G networks will allow the emergence of new services and solutions that will benefit the economy and society as a whole.