UK University Raises $56M for 5G R&D

University of Surrey secures $56M for new 5G research center from government, operators and vendors

October 9, 2012

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GUILDFORD, U.K. -- A new world centre at the University of Surrey to research 5th generation technology which will revolutionise mobile and internet access in the UK has been given the go-ahead.

The funding bid, made by the University to the UK Research Partnership Investment Fund (UKRPIF), for £11.6 million in government money is underpinned by an additional circa £24 million from a consortium of key mobile operators and infrastructure providers including - Huawei, Samsung, Telefonica Europe, Fujitsu Laboratories Europe, Rohde-Schwarz and AIRCOM International - bringing the total funds available to £35 million.

The money will be used to develop a specialised 5G Innovation Centre to stimulate significant expansion in UK telecommunication research, development, innovation and the provision of broadband mobile internet services, with significant downstream benefits for economic growth.

University of Surrey

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