InterDigital and CTTC Collaborate on 5G New Radio Research


The CTTC recently signed an agreement with InterDigital to collaborate on the development of New Radio (NR) concepts targeted for 5G Phase 2. NR, the global standard being driven by 3GPP for a new 5G air interface, is a continuing part of the mobile broadband evolution to deliver on the requirements of 5G. According to 3GPP’s standardization timeline, Phase 2 is set to begin in 2018 and will result in full support of 3GPP NR requirements.

The CTTC is a non-profit research institution based in Barcelona, resulting from a public initiative of the Regional Government of Catalonia. The institution’s research activities are focused on technologies related to the physical, data-link and network layers of communication systems, and to the Geomatics. The research group involved in the collaboration agreement with InterDigital is the Mobile Networks Department of the Communication Networks Division of CTTC.

InterDigital and CTTC have an established history and highly-respected research relationship that stems from consortium collaborations such as in European H2020 5G-Public Private Partnership (PPP) projects.

The agreement between CTTC and InterDigital will focus on New Radio including technology development, system proof-of-concepts, and simulation work, among other areas. InterDigital is pleased to extend their research efforts with CTTC and look forward to the work to come.

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