5G and IoT – Two Sides of the Same Coin
InterDigital’s Rafael Cepeda, Senior Manager, examines the 5G and IoT intersection in a recent article featured on EE Times. With what he describes as 5G guidelines mostly in place, the discussion regarding the next generation of mobile networks has turned to what 5G will do for society and how it will intersect with the Internet of Things (IoT).
In his article, Rafael describes how 5G and the IoT work together as two sides of the same coin. He utilizes smart cities and the transport sector as an example of how the IoT will require a more flexible infrastructure. The enormous amount of data generated by the IoT will require the flexibility that 5G is expected to provide and therefore, the IoT will drive the dynamic configuration of the 5G network. Rafael explains that the two will work together to deliver the ultimate efficient configuration that will serve all end user’s needs whenever, and wherever.
Rafael is primarily focused on 5G research and development efforts at InterDigital Europe. InterDigital’s London-based research unit recently announced its involvement in three Horizon 2020 projects that are underway – XHAUL, POINT (iP Over IcN the betTer IP), and RIFE (aRchitecture for an Internet For Everybody). InterDigital Europe’s involvement underscores the company’s commitment to making strong contributions to the development of the next generation of mobile networks.