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InterDigital participated in IEEE ComSoc 5G Rapid Reaction Standardization Working Meeting

April 24, 2015 / 5G, Standards / Posted By: Kelly Capizzi

Numerous industry forums and research projects are working today to feed the standardization of tomorrow. InterDigital has played a central role in defining global wireless standards for the industry and is now focused on the next major shift – 5G. Most recently, InterDigital participated in the IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) Standard’s Activities Council’s 5G Rapid Reaction Standardization Working Meeting that was hosted on April 21, 2015.  

The working meeting aimed to identify primary standards development challenges in 5G, determine standardization opportunities for the IEEE and establish pre-standardization research, study and/or working groups under the identified areas. Alex Reznik, Senior Principal Engineer, InterDigital, presented InterDigital’s vision of 5G along with the company’s ideas on standardization of 5G and other related areas. A number of major operator and telecom equipment vendors also participated in the one-day working meeting held at IEEE Standards Association Headquarters in Piscataway, NJ.  

"The standards eco-system must work towards a multitude of standards to define the key building blocks of 5G,” commented Reznik. “The coexistence, integration and harmonization across standards that complement each other is what will provide the ultimate 5G experience.”  

As a proven standards leader, InterDigital is well positioned for strong contributions to the design of 5G across multiple standard organizations and recently was awarded key roles in multiple Horizon 2020 projects, including the 5GPPP project, XHAUL. The company’s participation in this working meeting provided another opportunity to join other industry experts in shaping the direction of 5G.  

To learn more about InterDigital’s vision for 5G, please visit the InterDigital Vault.