FITUR 2018 will be the presentation platform for a series of technological solutions aimed at the tourism industry and fair management, ready to spring into action with 5G technology- still in the standardisation process-,, in the near future. This is a line of prototypes developed by a multi-disciplinary team of researchers who have been working since last September at the IFEMA LAB 5G laboratory, set up by IFEMA and 5TONIC, a company founded by Telefónica, IMDEA Networks Institute, and  ERICSSON.

Rohde & Schwarz, one of the world's leading manufacturers of information and communications technology products for professional users, has become a new Collaborator of 5TONIC, the leading Open 5G lab founded by Telefónica and IMDEA Networks.

The IFEMA LAB 5G research team is working on the development of 5G prototypes based on four applications: “Augmented Trade Fair”, “Time Travel”, “Translator” and “Teleport”. The prototypes will be presented at the forthcoming staging of the International Tourism Trade Fair organised by IFEMA from 17 to 21 January at Feria de Madrid.

The new generation of 5G mobile networks is the future of the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) sector - a true technological revolution that will deliver the Internet of Things and is being driven by R&D+i initiatives like '5TONIC', Spain’s leading 5G innovation laboratory.

By 2020, 5G technology will mark a revolution in telecommunications, boosting the development of robotics and the Internet of Things with its faster speeds. Ever-greater numbers of devices will be able to connect and capacity improved with data processing being done while the data is being transported.

5G-CORAL

The 5G-CORAL project aims at delivering a convergent 5G multi-RAT access through an integrated virtualised edge and fog solution that is flexible, scalable, and interoperable with other domains including transport (fronthaul, backhaul), core and clouds. 5G-CORAL is part of the European H2020 ‘5G Infrastructure Public Private Partnership’ (5G-PPP).

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