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Smart Internet Lab could change our future

A new research centre that could become a world leader in communications, digital and autonomous systems research was launched at the University of Bristol [Monday 30 November].

The Smart Internet Lab will build on the University’s major communications and digital technologies research to create and permanently support a hub for internet research that will have long-lasting benefits for society and the economy.

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5G mobile network sneak preview: 5G Berlin takes a look at the networks of tomorrow

The telecom industry plans to roll-out the first 5G networks from 2020. Fraunhofer FOKUS and Fraunhofer HHI are contributing their comprehensive know-how to a consortium of manufacturers, carriers and research institutions, who are working on prototypes for early-stage 5G communications infrastructure and features, and are aiming to implement these into the 5G Berlin test bed.

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Opera-Net 2 paves the way towards wireless networks of the future

Lannion, France. Celtic-Plus project Opera-Net 2 has developed new powering solutions for wireless networks. Projects results will help to avoid the foreseeable collapse when power consumption would scale with the expected increase of bandwidth in mobile communications in the coming ten years. The project adopted a holistic approach combining innovative powering solutions starting from network architecture, including radio signal coding schemas, down to the component level of the RF amplifier.

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EPFL Inaugurates Lithium-ion Titanate Storage System for Smart Grid Testing

A system for managing and storing energy, developed by EPFL’s Distributed Electrical Systems Laboratory, has been inaugurated on the school’s campus. The system, which received extensive co-financing from the Canton of Vaud, is built around an industrial- capacity battery developed by Vaud-based company Leclanché. It is now connected to the Romande Energie-EPFL solar park and will be used to conduct real-world tests on the behavior of a power grid that is fed electricity from solar panels.