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InterDigital Europe and Partners to Lead Groundbreaking European Commission 5G Research Project

WILMINGTON, Del., May 14, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- InterDigital, Inc. (Nasdaq:IDCC), a mobile research and development company, today announced that InterDigital Europe, the company's London-based 5G-focused research unit, has been chosen by the European Commission to conduct a 5G socioeconomic research project. The research will directly inform the development and rollout of 5G in the European Union, and empower the region to stake an early claim as a global 5G leader.

The study will produce an unprecedented framework, based on key socioeconomic data, for the European Commission's introduction of 5G infrastructure in Europe. The project will engage key stakeholders across the wireless industry, as well as vertical markets and policy makers, to get a clear picture of 5G's economic impact and the possible innovation it will spur in areas such as health, transport, social services and commercial opportunities.

Executed over the next year, the study will be completed by InterDigital in partnership with additional 5G experts including Real Wireless, Rethink Wireless, Tech4i2 and Trinity College, Dublin. The study will:

  • Map out possible 5G scenarios in the region's economy and society to determine technological requirements and parameters for 5G implementation
  • Quantify rural, suburban and urban usage patterns and their impact on technology requirements
  • Identify expected use cases for 5G technology, and their impact on technical parameters
  • Analyze spectrum demand and technical spectrum issues, including quantitative needs and boundaries, and consider new band requirements and constraints

This study will form the backbone for much of the 5G development that will take place in Europe, and serve as an essential guideline for all companies that will join InterDigital in the development of future wireless technologies," said Alan Carlton, Vice President of InterDigital Europe. "Moreover, given the European Commission's swift action to drive leadership in this area, we can expect that it will be an essential component of a global strategy around 5G, and InterDigital Europe is honored to be chosen to help lead that effort."

"The European Commission is embracing 5G and all of its potential benefits for society with this study, and is placing itself in a leadership position in the global 5G market," said Byung K. Yi, Executive Vice President, InterDigital Labs, and CTO of InterDigital. "InterDigital has historically been at the forefront of wireless innovation, spanning 2G, 3G, 4G and related mobile technology. Through this lens, it's clear that Europe has become an early leader in the global 5G landscape, through its ability to drive a coordinated approach supported by government, academia and industry to move 5G forward."

For more information on InterDigital's work in 5G, please visit the InterDigital vault.

About InterDigital®

InterDigital develops technologies that are at the core of mobile devices, networks, and services worldwide. We solve many of the industry's most critical and complex technical challenges, inventing solutions for more efficient broadband networks and a richer multimedia experience years ahead of market deployment. InterDigital has licenses and strategic relationships with many of the world's leading wireless companies. Founded in 1972, InterDigital is listed on NASDAQ and is included in the S&P MidCap 400® index.

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Source:InterDigital, Inc.