5G research centre funded.
A research centre is to be set up at the University of Surrey to research 5th generation mobile technology. The centre has received £35 million in funding from mobile industry companies such as Huawei, Samsung, and Fujitsu, as well as the UK government.
The global telecommunications industry, valued at $2.1 trillion per annum, is already responsible for 6% of world GDP. Mobile communications data traffic is expected to increase 1,000 fold by 2020, by which time there will be an estimated at least 50 billion Internet-capable devices.
The growth in the number of new applications running on the networks is accelerating, as ever more mobile devices become the preferred route for Internet access. Such unprecedented data traffic growth requires the urgent introduction of new 5G advanced technologies that maximise the use of the limited available radio spectrum and provide for Greener technologies and solutions.