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The open research and innovation laboratory 5TONIC announces that Luz Wavelabs is the proud winner of the First 5TONIC 5G Start-up Competition. Luz Wavelabs is a small Spanish technological company focused on bringing to the market a new technology based on millimeter and Terahertz (THz) waves, which will allow next generation high data rate wireless communications, one of the key requirements of future 5G communications.

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The FlexRAN platform provides a virtualized reference implementation of LTE Advanced RAN (Radio Access Network) with a modular eNB (eNode-B) reference software stack that operates on commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware in combination with FPGA hardware accelerators that support specific network functions. The specific FlexRAN Platform being installed in the 5TONIC open 5G Lab runs on Artesyn's MaxCore(tm) HA platform, a high availability version of its microserver platform for NFV/SDN and carrier cloud networks. In the following weeks, Telefónica and other 5TONIC partners will test and validate the viability of virtualized implementations of current and future RANs for both functionality and performance.

The communications world has coined the expression “mobile data tsunami” to describe the massive increase on mobile data traffic, which continues to gather momentum as it is about to hit us. Indeed, mobile data traffic is forecasted to increase 11-fold between 2013 and 2018. 

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We reproduce here in full an article published by Antonio José Elizondo Armengol at Blogthinkbig.com, a blog focused on innovation which is sponsored by Telefonica.

European 5G

IMDEA Networks Director Arturo Azcorra, one of the top European experts on 5G networks, has successfully concluded a scientific mission to Taiwan focused on exploring opportunities for Europe and the East Asian island to jointly foster the development of 5G, the ultrafast mobile broadband technology that promises to become the most remarkable communications phenomenon of the decade.

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