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Source: InterDigital, Inc

Demos in Taipei Shopping Mall Feature Multi-Tier Fog and Edge Equipment and Flexible Deployment to Power AR/VR, Robotics, and other 5G Use Cases; Trial Paves Way for More Flexible, Cost-Effective and Accessible Network Topology

TAIPEI, Taiwan, Nov. 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — InterDigital, Inc. (NASDAQ:IDCC), a versatile innovation innovative work organization, and different individuals from the 5G-CORAL consortium as of late led their first 5G trialat Global Mall Nangang Station Store in Taipei, Taiwan.  The trialwas noteworthy in showing how 5G can successfully function over a cutting edge end-to-end arrange sending – starting from the cloud to the extraordinary system edge – to propel the up and coming age of connected services.

Members of the 5G-CORAL consortium, including ADLINK, AZCOM, Ericsson, InterDigital, ITRI, NCTU, RISE, Telecom Italia, and UC3M, participated in the trial. Together, they showcased how a distributed and virtualized computing hierarchy can be relatively simply deployed using dense low-cost fog nodes at the extreme edge of the network (in the mall) connected to a sophisticated remote data center approximately 100 km away in Hsinchu City.

The trialshowed a few applications, for example, increased reality (AR), computer generated reality (VR) and edge cloud mechanical technology conveyed in a true situation over the 5G-CORAL iintegrated fog and edge virtualized radio access network solution. The arrangement of demos displayed how 5G can viably function over numerous levels of virtualized and disseminated processing.

“5G is about more than just radio and speed,” said Alain Mourad, Director, InterDigital Europe. “It’s also about cost savings and flexible deployment to bring ultra-high speed and ultra-low latency services into as many applications as possible. That may be its most important contribution, long-term. We’re excited about the potential of fog and edge computing along with 5G to create smarter wireless solutions and enable new services – some even yet to be imagined. By distributing more intelligence to the fog and edge, this 5G-CORAL trial is charting a course towards micro-services-based networks that can optimize for specific use cases and local environments such as the mall.” View a video of Alain Mourad introducing the 5G-CORAL trial.

The keys to the demo: low cost and ease of deployment. The 5G-CORAL trial employed low-cost fog and edge nodes in the mall that were easily deployed and automatically controlled along with their interaction with the remote high-cost data center. The low cost of the nodes – some under $500 – contrasts with current network architectures requiring multi-million-dollar data centers and complex deployment and management.

Participants and passersby at the mall were able to view the following demonstrations:

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Source: InterDigital, Inc.