InterDigital Sponsored Whitepaper Outlines 5G Timeline, Supports Strong LTE Market Through 2020 and Beyond

WILMINGTON, Del., Aug. 27, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 5G deployments will begin around 2020, and it is likely that Asia will lead the deployment with Europe following closely behind. This is according to a whitepaper produced by RCR Wireless and sponsored by InterDigital, Inc. (NASDAQ:IDCC), a mobile technology research and development company.

The whitepaper discusses the current Global State of the Union of LTE as a baseline for discussion of VoLTE deployments along with interim generations of LTE on the path to 5G. Challenges with bringing 5G to market, projected timelines to 5G deployment and innovation programs are also highlighted in this whitepaper that features industry expert insight from Current Analysis, GL Communications, InterDigital and Sonus.

“LTE has a long life ahead of it and its evolution will be an important part of what ultimately manifests as 5G,” said Alan Carlton, Vice President, InterDigital Europe. “InterDigital has been actively working to build and promote 5G, and sponsoring this paper with RCR Wireless underscores the importance of the next generation wireless standard to the company.”

In addition to the paper, RCR Wireless conducted a webinar on August 26, 2015 entitled “The path to 5G: Smooth sailing or speed bumps along the way - VoLTE, 4.5G.” InterDigital’s Chris Cave, Director of Research and Development, served as a panelist among other industry experts that included Claudia Bacco, Managing Director, RCR Wireless News; Peter Jarich, Vice President Consumer and Infrastructure Services, Current Analysis; and Dan Teichman, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Sonus.

Download the full white paper here, or to view the recorded webinar, click here.

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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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