The University of Surrey has begun putting together a research centre to explore next-generation mobile technologies.
A year after announcing it had secured £35 million in funding from the UK government and a global consortium of mobile operators, the University of Surrey is putting together the world’s first 5G research centre.
150 researchers and around 100 PhD students will be under one roof and the 5G innovation centre is being partially funded by £30 million of investment from a number of companies and government bodies including the EE, Ofcom, O2, Samsung and Vodafone.
The consortium now includes: Aeroflex, AIRCOM International, BBC, BT, EE, Fujitsu Laboratories of Europe, Huawei, Ofcom, Rohde & Schwarz, Samsung, Telefonica and Vodafone.
Plans for a 5G Innovation Centre in the Guildford campus have already been approved and it has an expected completion date of January 2015.
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