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July 23, 2015

Imagination joins hands with 5GIC for 5G development

Joins other major telecoms players such as BT, EE and Huawei.

By CBR Staff Writer

Imagination Technologies will join the 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC) at the University of Surrey to develop next generation technologies for 5G mobile communication networks.

The 5GIC is dedicated to the development of next generation mobile communications, creating 5G infrastructures that will strengthen the way users communicate, work and live.

UK government and leading global industry players are supporting the centre, and members include some of the country’s major telecom service providers and mobile device manufacturers including BBC, BT, COBHAM, EE, Fujitsu, and Huawei.

As a Gold Member of the centre, Imagination is planning to invest significant resources for the development of 5G technologies.

The investment will include people and IP platforms that are scalable and easily deployable by semiconductor, electronics goods and service provider community.

The company said that it is already working with 5GIC to set standards relevant to 5G.

5G internet is expected to be a flexible infrastructure, which is likely to satisfy the ever-growing consumer demand for mobile data, and it is expected to provide universal connectivity for emerging technologies like IoT, said Imagination.

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Imagination CEO Hossein Yassaie added: "As we enter the next wave of innovation in a truly connected world, communications must move to a fundamentally new level.

"With 5G, data is at the heart of the concept. 5G will deliver more efficiency, lower power and better robustness – but also connect everything in the world of IoT.

"And that can no longer be limited to the cities, as a sizable deployment of IoT devices will be in rural and sparsely populated regions of the world.

"We look forward to working with 5GIC and partners around the world to help deliver this important global technology."

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