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InterDigital shortlisted for 2017 Glotel Awards

September 11, 2017 / FLIPS, 5G, MEC / Posted By: Kelly Capizzi

InterDigital is delighted to announce that is has been shortlisted for the Global Telecoms Awards (also known as the Glotels), the industry’s most prestigious set of awards run by Telecoms.com. The company has been shortlisted alongside Accedian, Cloudify, NetNumber and SK Telecom in the ‘Ground-breaking Virtualization’ category for its Flexible-IP services (FLIPS) solution, which was showcased in the successful world’s first MEC-over-5G architecture trial recently in Bristol. 

The Glotels serve as a celebration of outstanding companies who are paving the way for innovation within the telecoms industry. The awards recognize advances in areas such as 5G innovation, IoT in practice, sustainability and customer experience.   

InterDigital has been recognized for its achievements in the 5G innovation space, namely in relation to its FLIPS solution. In July 2017, InterDigital successfully showcased the FLIPS solution during the world’s first successful MEC trial using 5G-ready network architecture. The three-week trial, hosted on the testbed deployed by Bristol is Open (BIO) and in partnership with CTVC, demonstrated the use of information-centric networking (ICN) and software-defined networks (SDN) to deliver IP-like content and computing services at much higher throughput and reduced latency. The trial was the culmination of a two-year network topology development project and is one of six solutions selected as an ETSI MEC proof-of-concept. 

This is the second year in a row that InterDigital is shortlisted for a Glotel: last year, InterDigital’s IoT Solutions were shortlisted for the ground-breaking oneTRANSPORT smart city initiative in the UK. Making the shortlist for this prestigious award underscores InterDigital’s commitment to delivering world-class standards within the realm of future wireless. 

A special thank you to our partners CTVC and BIO – partnering is such an important part of our research, and in European projects alone we collaborate with more than 75 companies, research organizations, regional authorities and universities. Well done to all those involved in the FLIPS solution and Bristol is Open projects and keep fingers crossed for the winner announcement at the forthcoming award ceremony.