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August 31, 2017 / 5g, mobile edge computing / Posted By: rachel.rorke

A few weeks ago, InterDigital shared its partnership on a live 5G trial with CVTC Ltd. and Bristol is Open.  Since the conclusion of the event, InterDigital has seen major achievements in the 5G space as a result of the trial.

The real-world joint trial, hosted in Bristol, UK, used a scavenger hunt game developed by InterDigital Europe and CVTC Ltd. as part of a European-funded project called POINT; this month, the team completed the world’s first trial of mobile edge computing (MEC) based on new IP networking technology expected to form part of the 5G network architecture, a major advancement in 5G research.

Specifically, the trial showcases InterDigital’s Flexible-IP services (FLIPS) technology, which improves on experienced latency for such MEC services while reducing the overall network utilization when accessing such services.  Within the trial, participants experienced video latency reductions from several tens of milliseconds and video distribution that was six times more efficient than standard IP technology.

This successful trial quickly garnered excellent media coverage.  Check out some of the industry features in the links below!

July 21, 2017 / ar/vr, hillcrest / Posted By: rachel.rorke

Motion sickness is one of the issues facing the virtual reality market — some users experience motion sickness symptoms while using VR, because there can be slight differences between the user’s visual perception and what they feel as their body moves through space. Accuracy and speed of the multi-axis inertial measurement units (IMUs) in the VR headset is a significant factor in decreased incidence of motion sickness. Last month, Hillcrest Labs announced the FSM300, a low power, low latency, highly stable IMU designed for a variety of IoT applications, but targeted primarily at VR and augmented reality systems.

The FSM300 is low-cost enough to be feasible for consumer applications like VR, AR and fitness tracking, but brings high enough performance for robotics navigation and other industrial applications — all markets that are expected to experience significant growth in the coming years. Take a look at some of the industry coverage of this innovative sensor:

July 20, 2017 / 5g / Posted By: rachel.rorke

This weekend marks the final days of a next generation 5G Internet trial in Bristol, England. The trial, called Bristol is Open (BIO, for short) is designed as an internet-enabled scavenger hunt in the central part of Bristol. The trial is open to anyone with an Android device who is interested in testing new technology.

Users with Android devices are invited to participate by downloading the app and taking part in a walk-around search for clues. The game was developed by InterDigital Europe in conjunction with CVTC as part of a European funded project called POINT. You can find more about POINT by clicking here.

The project is proving the use of new IP networking technology, which will contribute to 5G technology developments. More specifically, the technology will improve on experienced latency of services over the network, such as video streaming, while reducing the overall network utilization when accessing such services.

The BIO game involves teams of individuals from 3-6 players (each with an Android device), and takes approximately 45 minutes to complete. If you’d like to help test a new 5G wireless technology, you have until July 23 to participate. So download the app at the Google Play store HERE and make your way to Bristol City Centre this weekend!

March 21, 2017 / Posted By: rachel.rorke

On the heels of our previous announcement, in which Liangping Ma's and Ed Ehrlich earned new leadership positions in the mobile industry, InterDigital is delighted to continue the streak of recognized engineers in Behrouz Aghili.

A little over two weeks ago, Behrouz, a principal engineer in our Melville office, was elected vice-chair of the CT plenary, which oversees the work of all CT, a very important working group in the 3GPP standards-setting organization. CT stands for the “Core Network and Terminals” Technical Specification Group, and is responsible for defining the interfaces/protocols within the core network and between the core network and terminal devices – what’s called the NAS layer. The other elected officials to the CT plenary are representatives from Huawei, Deutsche Telekom and NTT Docomo, so as always we’re in tremendous company.

This is an excellent accomplishment, and we'd like to congratulate all the engineers who have recently been selected as leaders in the industry, as well as all our folks in standards research who were able to work hard to get these results.  Thank you!

March 8, 2017 / 5g, 3gpp / Posted By: rachel.rorke

InterDigital is delighted to announce that two of our employees, Liangping Ma and Ed Ehrlich, have recently been selected to represent our company in leadership roles in the mobile industry.  We are very excited for them to showcase their expertise in their respective new roles, and can’t wait to share their successes along their journeys.

Liangping Ma, IEEE ComSoc Distinguished Lecturer for 2017-2018

The IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) has selected InterDigital’s Liangping Ma as an IEEE ComSoc Distinguished Lecturer for 2017-2018.  ComSoc’s Distinguished Lecture Tour is designed to create a network of subject-matter experts and renowned authorities on communications and networking-related topics.

Liangping is a Member of the Technical Staff in the San Diego, CA office of InterDigital.  His current research interests include 5G radio access networks, ultra-reliable and low-latency video communication, and machine learning.  He and his team invented a number of fundamental technologies on video communication and cognitive radios. Liangping has served as the Chair of the San Diego Chapter of the IEEE Communication Society since 2014. He received his PhD from the University of Delaware and his B.S. degree from Wuhan University, China.

Ed Ehrlich, Vice Chair of ATIS WTSC-RAN

In early February, ATIS (Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions) held elections for some of their committee leadership roles and announced that InterDigital’s Ed Ehrlich was elected vice chair of ATIS WTSC-RAN.  ATIS is a forum where information and communications technology companies convene to find solutions to pressing industry challenges, and is the North American Organizational Partner for 3GPP.  As vice chair of WTSC-RAN (which stands for Wireless Technologies and Systems Committee – Radio Access Networks), Ed will be part of the team that provides North American inputs into a wide range of radio access issues that 3GPP tackles, the main topic now being 5G.

Ed is a Member of the Technical Staff in the Conshohocken, PA office of InterDigital.  This March marks Ed’s fifth year with InterDigital, though he has been involved in the mobile industry for over 25 years.  He specializes in leading edge wireless technologies with emphasis on the development of industry alliances, standards, and regulatory requirements, and earned a B.S. degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

These achievements are excellent markers of InterDigital’s talent and hard work; please join us in congratulating Liangping and Ed for their great accomplishments!