InterDigital announces mobile Edge computing 5G network architecture trial

Monday 14 August 2017 | 10:54 CET | News

InterDigital, a mobile technology research and development R&D company, announced the successful result of what it calls the world’s first Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) trial based on new IP networking technology expected to form part of the 5G network architecture. Designed as an internet-enabled treasure hunt in the central part of Bristol, the three-week, real-world joint trial showcases InterDigital’s Flexible-IP services (Flips) platform. The company said the trial demonstrates significant performance improvements that are crucial for the success of MEC services.

The demonstrated Flips technology will improve on experienced latency for such MEC services, while reducing the overall network utilisation when accessing such services, the company said in a press release. This trial is part of the approved ETSI MEC Proof-of-Concept with an earlier demonstration given at MWC 2016 and ETSI MEC World Congress.

The trial was open to anyone with an Android device with interest in testing new technology. Participants worked in teams to uncover hidden treasures in the city and were required to solve riddles related to their location.

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