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OFCOM recognizes InterDigital Europe in Next Generation Mobile Services publication

May 5, 2015 / 5G, Millimeter Wave, spectrum / Posted By: Kelly Capizzi

With the initial 5G requirements highlighting a need for more spectrum, many industry organizations and governments are actively working to identify potential spectrum for future mobile services while taking into account other existing and potential users of spectrum. Most recently, OFCOM, an independent regulator and competition authority for the UK communication industries, released an updated report that sets their work plan on bands above 6GHZ.

The publication, "Laying the foundations for next generation mobile services: update on bands above 6 GHz" summarizes responses to OFCOM’s January Call for Input (CFI) on spectrum above 6GHz for future mobile communications and recognizes contributions from the detailed submission of InterDigital Europe to the CFI. InterDigital Europe, which is focused on the development of 5G and IoT technologies, also participated in the OFCOM event, “Future Technology and 5G” held on March 12, 2015.

OFCOM’s recognition of InterDigital Europe’s submission underscores the importance of InterDigital’s European research operations and aligns with their mission to foster collaboration in this segment. Other collaborative efforts can be seen in the recent announcement of their key roles in multiple Horizon 2020 projects, including the 5GPPP project, XHAUL.

For more information on InterDigital’s vision for 5G, please visit the Vault.