Blog

Your All-Access Pass to Everything InterDigital at Mobile World Congress 2017

February 23, 2017 / mwc, iot, 5g, IDmwc17 / Posted By: Rachel Rorke

Check out our live blog here: http://www.interdigital.com/post/interdigital-live-from-mobile-world-congress-2017

Mobile World Congress 2017 is just around the corner, and InterDigital is once again thrilled to showcase our contributions to the mobile industry in Barcelona, Spain.  InterDigital will be represented by a number of our experts in IoT and 5G, who will be operating demos, participating in conferences, and hosting panels throughout the week of February 27 – March 3.

This year, we've upgraded to a brand new space – Hall 7, booth 7C61.  Our beautiful booth is fully updated with contemporary meeting spaces, demo displays, and a modern grass wall emblazoned with an illuminated InterDigital logo.

See below for a comprehensive list of all the exciting events we have planned!


DEMOS

Remote Surgery

Two players compete in an entertaining game of "remote surgery" – one player with a low-latency 5G connection and a second player with a slower (higher-latency) 4G connection.  Players interact with the four challenges (modeled after surgical tasks) through a pair of 3D video goggles and a 3D video camera, providing the "remote surgery" effect.  This 5G use case will highlight the capabilities of 5G-Crosshaul technology with InterDigital’s EdgeLink™ platform to support the demanding requirements of 5G traffic.

Crosshaul with EdgeLink

The Transport Team will install InterDigital's EdgeLink™ platform that includes three mmW nodes each with redundant antennas to create a small mesh network, matching the configuration that was recently used in the 5G-Berlin Field Trial as part of our participation in the EU-funded 5G-Crosshaul H2020 project.  In addition to remote surgery traffic, the Crosshaul system over EdgeLink™ will service Fronthaul and Backhaul traffic flows, matching expected 5G network levels.

5G Access Demo: Latency Reduction in Multi-hop Communication Systems

This demo will show the benefits of InterDigital's Fast Forward technology versus conventional Packet routing implemented in a 3 node mmW wireless network.  The platform was developed using Xilinx FPGAs and Infineon BGT radios, as well as InterDigital's physical layer design capable of high throughput and ultra-low latency.

Next Generation IP Networking & Personalized Virtual Reality

Showcasing the performance gains for operators achieved through our Next Generation Networking platform, FLIPS, we will have 30 to 50 users accessing a particular video at roughly the same time, who will experience the potential for latency reduction.  While standard IP routing technology would lead to individual streams being sent to each client (resulting in a linear cost increase for operators), our FLIPS solution will deliver a single video stream to all clients, resulting in a performance gain that equals the number of viewers, therefore significantly reducing the costs of transmission for operators.

Participants in the second part of this demo will experience VR in a more individualized way than ever before.  Our personalized VR platform is for people to experience the virtual reality and stay connected to the real world at the same time.  The platform makes use of next generation video and network technologies to overcome technical challenges and significantly improve personalized VR experience.

IoT Solutions

InterDigital will present four demos powered by its suite of IoT solutions, driven by its oneMPOWER™ standards-based IoT platform and wot.io™ integration framework.  They will have a heavy focus on smart cities areas and key strategic parternships including system integrators like Harman, our oneTRANSPORT™ initiative partners, and security solutions providers.

Contextual Driving Platform

As cars become more and more autonomous, the software in the car needs to replace human senses and perceptions with automated means to continuously assess, perceive, and respond to risks on the road.  InterDigital's Innovation Partners in collaboration with IHMC will present their Contextual Driving Platform, which aims to demonstrate cooperative sensor data fusion techniques based on data from on-board sensors and V2X communications for situational awareness.  Visitors can experience a replication of the real world experience with the platform through a virtual reality driving game at InterDigital's booth.


SESSIONS

5G Impact
(Featuring Fred Schreider & Bob Gazda)
March 2, 2017
11:30AM – 1:00PM CET
Hall 4, Auditorium 5

NFV: A Re-Examination
(Featuring Alan Carlton)
February 28, 2017
3:30 PM – 4:40PM CET
Hall 4, Auditorium 3


LIVE PANELS @ HALL 7, BOOTH 7C61

Crosshaul – The fusion of Fronthaul and Backhaul in 5G
February 28, 2017
11:00AM – 12:00PM CET
Click here to access the event page.

Connected Car: Enabling a new suite of automotive experiences
March 1, 2017
10:00AM – 11:00AM CET
Click here to access the event page.

Internet of Things: The Use Case Experience
March 1, 2017
1:00PM – 2:00PM CET
Click here to access the event page.

Fragmentation of IoT
March 1, 2017
3:00PM – 4:00PM CET
Click here to access the event page.