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InterDigital Europe Joins Bristol Is Open Programmable City Project

LONDON and WILMINGTON, Del., Dec. 02, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- InterDigital, Inc. (NASDAQ:IDCC), a mobile technology research and development company, today announced that InterDigital Europe has joined the Bristol Is Open programmable city project. Bristol Is Open is a joint venture between University of Bristol and Bristol City Council.

Bristol Is Open is developing an open programmable city region that provides citizens with the ability to participate and contribute to the way their city works. The initiative uses dedicated fiber, mesh and wireless networks especially deployed across the city to create an experimental high-speed, high-performance software defined network. The network provides next generation network research and development opportunities to technology companies, enterprises, research organizations and others. The software defined network provides Network Function Virtualization to create a fluid, living, connectivity environment for a wide range of smart city research and development experiments.

“Bristol Is Open is an exciting initiative with a vision that aligns perfectly with InterDigital’s 5G and IoT focused research and development efforts,” said Alan Carlton, Vice President of InterDigital Europe. “Collaboration on this innovative project serves as another positive example of InterDigital’s strong and open innovation model.”

“With more than four decades of digital innovation InterDigital’s involvement will help to strengthen Bristol Is Open’s insight and ambition,” said Paul Wilson, Managing Director of Bristol Is Open. “InterDigital are joining other industry leaders to help build the world’s first open programmable city”.

About Bristol Is Open

How cities work is changing. Bristol Is Open is a digital research infrastructure to explore developments in software, hardware and telecom networks that enable more interaction between people and places and more machine-to-machine communication. The project uses a high performance software defined network as the city operating system, then internet of things platforms and big data analytics feed an emerging number of smart city applications. This is giving people more ability to interact, work and play with the city that they live in, and will help cities address some of the biggest challenges of modern urban life.
This is the Open Programmable City - http://www.bristolisopen.com/

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.

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Media Contacts: Bristol is Open Contact: Izzy Kongsgaard Email: izzy.kongsgaard@bristol.gov.uk InterDigital Contact: Patrick Van de Wille Email: patrick.vandewille@interdigital.com +1 (858) 210-4814

Source:InterDigital, Inc.