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European H2020 5GPPP Project XHAUL Kicks Off

WILMINGTON, Del., July 13, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- InterDigital, Inc., a mobile technology research and development company, today announced that the European H2020 5G Public Private Partnership (5GPPP) infrastructure project, XHAUL, commenced on July 1, 2015.

A European Union 5GPPP consortium has begun work, which will stretch over a projected 30-month period, to develop a 5G integrated backhaul and fronthaul transport network, with the goal to flexibly and dynamically interconnect the 5G radio access and core network functions. The consortium consists of twenty-one partners, including InterDigital Europe, NEC, Ericsson and Nokia, among other industry leaders.

XHAUL targets a 30 percent reduction in network total cost of ownership, while improving network efficiency and helping in achieving the very low latency that will characterize the 5G networks of the future. For more information on the project kick-off, please click here.

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.

InterDigital is a registered trademark of InterDigital, Inc.

For more information, visit: www.interdigital.com.

InterDigital Contact: Patrick Van de Wille Email: patrick.vandewille@interdigital.com +1 (858) 210-4814

Source:InterDigital, Inc.