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5G takes shape: developing the proof-of-concept of 5G building blocks

07 September 2016 -- imdea-admin

Over the last year IMDEA Networks researchers have been part of Flex5Gware, a project launched as part of the joint European effort to make 5G communications a reality by the year 2020. IMDEA Networks has established itself firmly at the heart of the global 5G research community leading up to the hyper-connected, network society of the not-far-off future. With the tantalizing promise of a thousand times more network capacity, 5G is an unquestionable landmark in the global competition for technological leadership.

Ready for 5G? Radio interview with Arturo Azcorra about future 5G technologies

26 February 2016 -- imdea-admin

Arturo Azcorra, Director of IMDEA Networks Institute and Full Professor at University Carlos III of Madrid, gives a radio interview in which he sheds light on future 5G technologies, explaining the reason why 5G has emerged and what advantages 5G may offer society in general and the economy and industry in particular.Interview with Arturo Azcorra about 5G technologies (Spanish)

Telefónica signs multilateral agreements to boost 5G Technologies in Spain

10 December 2015 -- carlos_contreras
  • The agreement has been signed by representatives from the Spanish public administration, academic organizations and private companies in a joint commitment to boost 5G technologies.
  • Telefónica is also one of the cofounders of 5TONIC, the first laboratory of excellence focusing on 5G technologies in Spain, together with IMDEA Networks.
  • Ericsson is the first technological company that has joined the project within the framework of its program known as 5G for Europe – a program that aims to strengthen the competitiveness of European industry.

5TONIC, an open 5G Networks Research and Innovation Laboratory

11 November 2015 -- carlos_contreras

IMDEA Networks Institute and Telefónica R&D have established a Research and Innovation Laboratory focusing on 5G Technologies. The laboratory, with the acronym 5TONIC, is intended to be an open research and innovation ecosystem focused on 5G technologies, in which industry and academia come together to boost technology and business innovative ventures. The main Laboratory site will be located at IMDEA Networks’ headquarters in Leganés, Madrid.

Telefónica and IMDEA Networks announce the opening of 5TONIC: Spain’s first laboratory of 5G excellence

30 October 2015 -- imdea-admin

The 5TONIC laboratory: founded by experts from Telefónica and IMDEA Networks with the purpose of creating an open ecosystem for innovation and investigation. A place where industry and the academic world can work together to further the development of 5G technologies and their entrepreneurial ecosystem is set to open next November at IMDEA Networks headquarters in the Leganés area of Madrid. With their mutual involvement in this new laboratory, Telefónica and IMDEA Networks redouble their commitment to the development of new 5G technologies.
Ericsson is the first manufacturer to join the initiative as part of its 5G for Europe program.


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