We recently had to re-tune our television sets as a result of the introduction of 4G mobile networks. Their data transmission speed (10 times higher than the 3rd generation’s) required a release of the frequency band hitherto occupied by several TDT channels. 4G is a fact, but we are nearing the 5G revolution. 5G network development is now underway to provide a network capacity one thousand times higher than that of existing mobile networks. But what is 5G? How will it impact our lives and when will it become available? Who is going to make possible this leap in communications technology?
Devices that learn from our habits and help us to “think better”, connect us to a friend just by thinking about them, or ensure continuing medical monitoring, will be a reality in 2020, thanks to the 5G technology presented today at the Spanish Royal Academy of Engineering.
Arturo Azcorra participated yesterday in a conference on 5G networks organized by the Telefónica Chair at the University Carlos III of Madrid (UC3M) in collaboration with the Royal Academy of Engineering.
Professor Arturo Azcorra, a pioneer of internet and network science research in Spain, has been elected member of the Partnership Board of the 5G Infrastructure Association. This body provides European-wide leadership in the design of next-generation advanced communication systems. The ultrafast mobile broadband technology of the future, branded as 5G, will be the foundation of the future Internet, and is expected to withstand data connections 1,000 times heavier than today's.
The CROWD research project in the strategic domain of future communication and ICT services infrastructures has been selected by the European Commission (EC) to join the group of "early 5G precursor projects". As such, it will contribute to the early showcasing of potential technologies for the future ubiquitous, ultra-high bandwidth “5G” infrastructure. The project has been included in the list of demonstrations at the European Conference on Networks and Communications (EuCNC) organized by the EC in June 2014, in Italy.
IMDEA Networks' Sixth Annual International Workshop, this year exploring the 5G Network Revolution, brings together members of the Institute's Scientific Council, representatives of industry and prominent researchers to address the huge explosion in mobile data of our hyperconnected society.
IMDEA Networks Institute and Telefónica Research and Development announce the creation of a Joint Research Unit (JRU) named “Telefónica - IMDEA Networks Joint Research Unit in 5G technologies”. The development of 5G has already become a landmark in the global competition for technological leadership. Over the next seven years, this private-public alliance will share a wealth of know-how and in-house capabilities to tackle the challenge of creating a blueprint for the new technology and the standards that are to define future ICT networks.
IMDEA Networks joins the project to accelerate the fifth generation of EU networks
IMDEA Networks Institute has become a member of the 5G Infrastructure Association, a legal entity created by the European Commission and aiming to accelerate work on fifth-generation (5G) cellular networks for 2020 and beyond. This partnership initiative will lead the 7-year long European effort to produce and influence international standards for next-generation cellular networks, laying out the ambitious vision and research agenda.