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InterDigital Honored At 2018 Glotel Awards

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  • Published by Lucy Woods on 13 Nov 2018
  • Last modified 13 Nov 2018
InterDigital, Inc. IDCC, -2.05% a mobile technology research and development company, was honored at the 2018 Global Telecoms (GLOTEL) Awards for its groundbreaking contributions to the 5G-Crosshaul project, an integrated backhaul and fronthaul transport network to support 5G. InterDigital earned a Highly Commended award in the category "Advancing the Road to 5G."

5G-Crosshaul was a Horizon 2020 5GPPP project consisting of a consortium of 20 of the world's leading global technology players, including InterDigital, Ericsson, Nokia, NEC, Orange, Telefonica and Telecom Italia. The consortium was selected in 2015 to develop what has become the de-facto concept for the 5G integrated fronthaul/backhaul transport network.

"The 5G-Crosshaul project has delivered a new integrated 5G transport network concept that was only a vision just three years ago," said Alan Carlton, Vice President, InterDigital Europe. "This recognition belongs to everyone involved at InterDigital and the other industry leaders driving this wireless innovation. This milestone project underscores InterDigital's commitment to delivering technologies and solutions that benefit the entire industry, as well as the enterprises and consumers who benefit from those capabilities."

The 5G-Crosshaul transport network established a new approach for integrating backhaul and fronthaul transport networks under a common NFV/SDN resource fabric. This is achieved through the implementation of a control infrastructure using a unified, abstract network model for control plane integration and a unified data plane encompassing innovative high-capacity transmission technologies, as well as novel deterministic-latency switch architectures.

The Global Telecoms Awards recognize innovation from any company involved in advancing and transforming today's telecoms industry. This includes service providers, vendors, solutions providers, consultancies and other industry contributors. For a complete list of the winners, visit https://tmt.knect365.com/global-telecoms-awards/winners 

About InterDigital(R)

InterDigital develops mobile technologies that are at the core of 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 [(R)] index.

InterDigital is a registered trademark of InterDigital, Inc.

For more information, visit: www.interdigital.com