Professor Arturo Azcorra, one of the top European experts on the fifth generation of mobile communication networks (5G), has been invited by the European Commission (EC) to present 5TONIC at the upcoming EU-China Summit on 5G. 5TONIC is an open research and innovation laboratory focused on 5G technologies and headquartered at the Madrid research institute IMDEA Networks.
As a result of its Alliance with 5TONIC, an organization created by TELEFÓNICA and IMDEA Networks Institute and of which ERICSSON is also a member, the IFEMA LAB will work on the development of the 5G technology to be applied in the fields of tourism and trade fairs, whose developments and functionalities will be shown in FITUR 2018
As Europe embraces the Fourth Industrial Revolution the path to digitize European industry is being laid out by pioneering initiatives such as 5TONIC. The Madrid-based Open 5G Lab, which is headquartered at the research institute IMDEA Networks, provides a top-notch environment for research and innovation on the communications networks of the future.
The open 5G research and innovation laboratory 5TONIC is proud to announce that ASTI has become its first industrial collaborator. ASTI (Automatismos y Sistemas de Transporte Interno) is a leading international engineering firm that builds made-to-measure automated intralogistics optimization solutions, ranging from traditional materials-handling equipment like conveyors and handlers through to latest-generation systems such as automated guided vehicles (AGVs).
5TONIC Vice-President Arturo Azcorra delivered a talk entitled ‘Boosting 5G Research through Industry-Academic Partnerships’ at the MIT Media Lab. At this interdisciplinary research laboratory he presented the work of 5TONIC and IMDEA Networks as an example of the successful partnership between industry and academia currently driving innovation and research in communication networks in Europe.