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|University gets funds for 5G research|
|Posted by Will Smith|
|Tuesday, 09 October 2012 08:00|
You can forget about 4G ... 5G is on coming! We've only started to see 4G roll-out this year and these crazy researchers area already working on 5G!
"The UK has only just seen the launch of 4G (fourth generation) mobile communication technology, but academics at Surrey University are already looking at its successor.
They have received £35m from mobile operators, infrastructure providers and the UK Research Partnership Investment Fund to fund research into 5G. The money would be used to create a 5G Innovation Centre, said the university. Prof Rahim Tafozolli said work had already begun.
"The boundaries between mobile communication and the internet are blurring, so the fifth generation is internet on the move," he told the BBC.
Prof Tafozolli, professor of mobile wireless communications and the director of Surrey University's Centre for Communications Systems Research, said: "4G for us is old hat. We started working on 4G 10 years ago.
"Being a university we have to be one step ahead of industry." Statistics showed mobile data traffic is soaring, he added."