Posts by Anthony Stumpo

January 24, 2019 / mwc / Posted By: Anthony Stumpo

Stop by Hall 7, Booth 7C61 any time to meet with our world-class engineers, engage with our demos, and see what's activating the next generation of wireless and video experiences. We'll be showcasing ground-breaking demonstrations, including Edge Computing (5G-CORAL and AdvantEDGE), 5G Testbeds (Network and Radio), 5G Standards and Beyond, and Immersive Video and Video Standards.

5G Edge – Autonomous Drones on AdvantEDGE  

This demonstration highlights the benefits of Edge Computing combined with 5G Ultra Reliable Low Latency Communications (URLLC) – to realize a Mission Critical Automation application vertical.  See how drones operate and interact autonomously in a dense urban environment, navigating obstructed views due to buildings by reporting telemetry and sensor information to an Edge-enabled Collaborative Collision Detection and Avoidance (DAA) service, deployed at the “extreme edge” of the network (e.g. point of access sites).   Learn how InterDigital realized this application and others utilizing our AdvantEDGE platform, an agile mobile edge emulation environment. 

5G-CORAL -- Virtual Reality Video Streaming

This demonstration highlights the benefits of micro-services based distributed computing at the extreme edge of the 5G network. Visitors will experience E2E 360 video streaming deployed cost-efficiently across three tiers of computing nodes (low, medium and high end) all under unified orchestration and control.  The demo features two 360-degree cameras, each capturing a separate event happening in a different area of the booth, and users can view video streaming from either camera location, using a smart phone or oculus rift goggles while consuming only a fraction of the bandwidth.          

5G Core Network Testbeds

See how InterDigital’s Service-based Architecture (SBA) platform is currently being deployed and evaluated in Bristol and Barcelona in multi-partner initiatives such as the Horizon2020 FLAME and the UK-funded Smart Tourism projects.  The demo will show performance benefits across the network through Layer 2 multicast, as well as the terminal.  These benefits include increasing the flexibility of network-wide service deployments as mobile applications install and facilitate dynamic mobile function offloading, which improves usability and user experience beyond current smartphone-centric applications.

5G Radio Access Testbeds

Learn how mmWave is a continuing part of the 5G evolution, from testbeds to new standards initiatives. Take a remote look at live demonstrations from our labs in New York, which showcase our 28GHz NR development platform with beam management between UE and gNB.  Get a firsthand view of our available research platforms including 60GHz Edgelink™, a NR Modem Processing Unit, and a 28GHz phased array Mast Head Unit.

360° Video Experience with Adaptive Streaming

This Joint demo of InterDigital Inc. and Technicolor Research & Innovation will showcase 360° video streaming from 13 pre-recorded camera views, each with 2kx2k color and depth, stored in HEVC video format in an MPEG-DASH server. Based on viewer position and orientation, seven camera views are adaptively streamed to the DASH client.  Video streaming segments are decoded, views are synthesized and rendered to display in real time at 30fps.  See how a Head Tracker tracks a human face, observe motion parallax, and use a joystick to track 360° video views.

Beyond 5G Standards Evolution

Learn about what’s happening in 5G Standards, and what's coming next for Beyond 5G technology.

Volumetric Photobooth

Volumetric content is the future generation of video that is generated by a set of multiple cameras, a Light Field Acquisition system.  Technicolor Research and Innovation will demonstrate image acquisition with a multi camera set-up, calculating a volumetric portrait that will be rendered on any smartphone for an immersive view experience. See how a volumetric video can lead to an immersive and interactive experience on a simple 2D screen, sensing depth and parallax, like watching a scene through a real window.

oneTRANSPORT® Data Marketplace

Data Exchanges and marketplaces are critical in collaboration and the creation of new Smart City services. This demo will showcase Chordant’s oneTRANSPORT Data Marketplace commercial service. We will demonstrate features, such as signing up for the service, uploading and downloading real-time and historical data, setting up licensing and monetary terms, open and selective sharing of data, visualization of data, and the creation of consumption and billing reports. One of the newest elements we will show is the consumption and sale of premium data from a large company that specializes in connected car services and transportation.

Smart City, a System of Systems

Smart Cities are complex ecosystems encompassing many players, subsystems, verticals, devices, types of connectivity, and services. Interoperability is key to tying everything together into a perfect System of Systems.  The Chordant platform, based on the oneM2M standard, is one such enabler of interoperability. This demo will showcase the use of Chordant’s platform in a smart city supply chain scenario. The demo will feature tracking of items at farms, in transit, at warehouses, refrigeration units, grocery stores, and restaurants in a manner that enables improved efficiency and quality assurance. Different types of devices, services and forms of connectivity will be featured, including Wi-Fi, Zigbee, and LPWA networks such as LoRA and NB-IoT.  
January 16, 2019 / MWC19 / Posted By: Anthony Stumpo

Stop by Hall 7, Booth 7C61 any time to meet with our world-class engineers, engage with our demos, and see what's activating the next generation of wireless and video experiences. We'll be showcasing ground-breaking demonstrations, including Edge Computing (5G-CORAL and AdvantEDGE), 5G Testbeds (Network and Radio), 5G Standards and Beyond, and Immersive Video and Video Standards.

Don’t miss our daily “CREATORS at MWC” panel series designed to move us to the extreme edges of the network and the brink of our collective imaginations. We’ve assembled some of the best and the brightest industry thought leaders -- representing China Mobile, European Broadcasting Union, Ericsson, FLAME, Mimesys, Network2030, Nokia, Open Edge Computing, Samsung, US PAWR, Technicolor, Telenor, Vodafone, 5G VINNI, 5G Smart Tourism, 5TONIC and others – to spark fresh ideas in-person and via webcast at   Our studio stage will also feature interviews and discussions with media partners, including Light Reading, The Mobile Network, TelecomTV and Digital TV Europe.  

CREATORS at MWC19 Panel Series
Live from Hall 7, Booth 7C61

Immersive Video: Augmenting the View
Feb. 25, 2019 at 11:30 AM CET 

The nature of video experiences is changing, and technology is opening new dimensions. This panel will focus on the potential of Augmented Video for Immersive experiences as used in Light Field and videogrammetry capture setup and displayed in Virtual and Augmented Reality devices. Discussion will evolve around capture and editing specifications and use cases as much as the display constraints and distribution formats required to produce compelling immersive user experiences for video games and interactive/linear AR/VR/XR content. 

  • Valerie Allié, Technical Area Leader, Light Field and Photonics, Technicolor
  • Rémi Rousseau, CEO, Mimesys
  • Dr. Ralf Schaefer, Director, Video Division, Fraunhofer HHI 
Moderated by  Gael Seydoux, Director, Research and Innovation, Technicolor

How Far Can Edge Computing Take Us to a New Network Architecture?  
Feb. 25, 2019 at 3:30 PM CET 

The edge computing and virtualization fever does not seem to be showing any signs of abatement. There seems to be quite some promise to take it further deep into the network architecture by leveraging the computing capability emerging in several new customer premise equipment (CPE) and user equipment (UE) such as vehicles, robots, and drones. Yet the challenges both technical and economical in taking this step deeper into UEs and CPEs are numerous, from technical considerations of mobility, volatility and heterogeneity to business and regulatory considerations of multiple providers (including the user), security and privacy. This panel will discuss how edge computing is becoming more pervasively distributed into the network including UEs and CPEs, what technologies are involved, what is wrong with today’s approach to edge computing, what value is there in driving this down to devices and what are the barriers to making this happen. 

  • Dr. Rolf Schuster, Director, Open Edge Computing Initiative
  • Laurent Depersin, Director Research and Innovation HOME Lab, Technicolor
  • Arturo Azcorra, Director of IMDEA and VP and Co-Founder, 5TONIC
  • Todd Spraggins, Strategy Director, Communications Global Business Unit, Oracle 
  • Dirk Trossen, Sr. Principal Engineer, InterDigital and FLAME Technical Manager
Moderated by Robert Gazda, Sr. Director, Engineering, InterDigital 

How Will Open Source Play a Role in the Evolving 5G Ecosystem?
Feb. 26, 2019 at 10:30 AM CET 

Open source is reshaping technology adoption and is a critical driver for the transformation taking place in many industries. The emergence of SDN and NFV has fueled the growth of cloud-based services, and now with the convergence of information technology (IT) and communication technology (CT) the telecommunication industry is changing as well. Widespread adoption of open source projects such as the OpenAirInterface Software Alliance (OSA) and O-RAN Alliance are now transforming the RAN. We’ll explore the role of open source in U.S. and European testbeds and its potential transformational impact on SDO, telecom business models and 5G innovation.

  • Raymond Knopp, President, OpenAirInterface Software Alliance
  • Chih-Lin I, Chief Scientist, Wireless Technologies, CMRI, China Mobile
  • Abhimanyu Gosain, Technical Program Director, Northeastern University College of Engineering and Strategic Member, OSA
  • Arpit Joshipura, General Manager, Networking & Orchestration + Edge/IOT, Linux Foundation 
  • Fred Schreider, Sr. Director, Engineering, InterDigital

Moderated by Axel Ferrazzini, Managing Director, 4iP Council


5G Network Trials: What Are All the Verticals Doing?
Feb. 26, 2019 at 3:30 PM CET 

Many 5G trials are currently undertaken in preparation for the rollout and start of 5G throughout 2019 with a focus on showcasing the higher speeds that 5G originally promised. But the wider industry is also looking beyond those promises towards verticals such as media broadcast, transportation, rural rollouts and others but also preparing towards future beyond 5G efforts with experimentally driven research platforms. In this panel, we will bring together deployment insights from broadcasters, neutral host providers such as smart cities as well as European efforts on large-scale 5G trials and international efforts on large-scale wireless research platforms. We will discuss the approaches taken for trial deployments, e.g., based on white box approaches, as well as the use cases considered in those trials to shed light on what is there beyond an enhanced Mobile Broadband 5G Trial.

  • Dan Warren, Head of 5G Research at Samsung R&D Institute  (5GVINNI)
  • Darko Ratkaj, Senior Project Manager, European Broadcasting Union
  • Gael Seydoux, Director, Research and Innovation, Technicolor
  • Monique Calisti, CEO, Martel Innovate and Director, Next Generation Internet Outreach Office (FLAME)
  • Jim Burgess, Bristol City Council 5G Programme Lead 
Moderated by Dirk Trossen, Sr. Principal Engineer, InterDigital Europe

Beyond 5G: What is Coming Next? 
Feb. 27, 2019 at 3:30 PM CET 

The first set of complete technical specifications and solutions towards well-publicized 5G vision, aka IMT-2020 proposal, is due to be presented to ITU in WRC, October 2019. The recent shift of focus from research and development to deployment and commercialization of 5G systems concurrently unveils the “what comes next?” question embodied in an overarching beyond-5G vision (e.g. 6G). This panel will address fundamental questions pertinent to beyond-5G era such as shortcomings of 5G and whether a unified industry consensus on a beyond-5G vision has started to shape or not. Bringing together experts from core elements of technology generations, the panel will further explore the emerging pillars of beyond-5G including networks, terminal architectures, and radio, along with necessary evolution and disruption anticipated in each of these pillars. The panelists will shed light on beyond-5G inter-networking candidates, e.g. the ultra-flat network vision that radically alters conventional (including 5G) OSI stack; potential link-level connectivity disruptors in terms of new frequency bands, PHY, and beyond-Shannon ideas, and new device/terminal definitions that go well-beyond conventional, monolithic hardware/software device architectures, and role of AI/ML as a cross-cutting tool in beyond-5G.

  • Patrick Waldemar, Vice President Research, Telenor
  • Colin Willcock, Head of Radio Network Standardization, Nokia and Chairman, 5G-PPP 5G-IA
  • Mostafa Essa, RAN AI and Data Analytics Distinguished Engineer, Vodafone
  • Abhimanyu Gosain, Technical Program Director Northeastern University and Technical Program Director of US PAWR
  • Ravikumar Pragada, Sr. Principal Engineer, InterDigital 
Moderated by Alan Carlton, VP, InterDigital Europe


Hear from InterDigital senior leaders, Alan Carlton and Jim Nolan, on the MWC main stage.

MWC Main Stage Featuring InterDigital Executives
Tuesday, February 26th 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. 5G Deployment in High-Frequency Bands are Uneconomic
Alan Carlton, Vice President, InterDigital Labs
Tuesday, February 26th 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Cashing in on Industrial Data Conference
Jim Nolan, Executive Vice President, InterDigital

Learn what’s on the leading edge, leading up to mass 5G proliferation and activation in 2021 and beyond.

Stop by any time to meet with our world-class engineers, engage with our demos, and see what’s activating the next generation of wireless.  We’ll be showcasing ground-breaking demonstrations, including Edge Computing (5G-CORAL and AdvantEDGE), 5G Testbeds (Network and Radio), 5G Standards and Beyond, and Immersive Video and Video Standards, and there will be plenty in-store to excite your senses, including daily live music, featuring The Mañaners.

InterDigital Booth Demonstrations

  • 5G Edge –Autonomous Drones on AdvantEDGE
  • 5G-CORAL -- Virtual Reality Video Streaming
  • 5G Core Network Testbeds
  • 5G Radio Access Testbeds
  • 360° Video Experience with Adaptive Streaming
  • Beyond 5G Standards Evolution
  • Volumetric Photobooth
  • oneTRANSPORT® Data Marketplace
  • Smart City, a System of Systems

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