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InterDigital Wins Five Horizon Europe 6G Flagship Projects Targeting Breakthrough Technology Advancement and Experimental Infrastructure

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EU Smart Networks and Services Joint Undertaking funds 35 6G flagship projects for €250 million

WILMINGTON, Delaware, Nov. 07, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — InterDigital, Inc. (NASDAQ: IDCC), a mobile and video technology research and development company, today announced that it has secured funding to supporting five Horizon Europe 6G Flagship Research Projects. Specifically, the five flagship projects include 6G-XR, CENTRIC, PREDICT-6G, 6G-BRICKS and 6G-SHINE, each of which is uniquely dedicated to enabling breakthrough technological advances and experimental infrastructure in 6G.

The flagship projects awarded by InterDigital are part of a portfolio of 35 research, innovation and trial projects organized by the EU’s Smart Networks and Services Joint Undertaking (SNS JU) to enable the evolution of ecosystems 5G and promote 6G research in Europe. Jointly led by the European Commission and the 6G-AI industry association, the SNS JU is responsible for fostering European leadership and technological sovereignty in 6G while stimulating the deployment of 5G on the European continent. The program has allocated more than 250 million euros to finance the portfolio of flagship 6G projects.

“We are honored to be awarded five Horizon Europe 6G Flagship Projects to help shape the 6G vision. Being selected for each of these unique projects will allow us to leverage our research heritage and expertise that will shape the development of 6G in Europe in the future,” said Rajesh Pankaj, Chief Technology Officer of InterDigital. “A competitive research environment helps drive our industry forward by pushing the boundaries of what is possible in the wireless technology landscape. These awards demonstrate InterDigital’s continued contributions to the European wireless research and innovation ecosystem, as we build on a strong track record of engagement in the Horizon 2020 5G public-private partnership program.

Of the 35 projects in the SNS JU Horizon Europe portfolio, those awarded to InterDigital aim to explore new technologies and system architectures to be adopted in commercial networks in the medium to long term, as well as to develop platforms for experimentation at scale. that can serve as a sandbox to validate 6G technical enablers. You can find more information about the projects below.

CENTRIC project aims to develop radio access technologies to achieve the ultimate vision of a 6G user-centric artificial intelligence (AI) native air interface.

PREDICT-6G project focuses on laying the foundation for an AI-powered Digital Twin framework to predict end-to-end 6G network behavior and using this framework to improve network reliability and time sensitivity.

6G-SHINE project in turn is focused on designing short-range communication protocols that can meet the extreme bandwidth, latency, and power requirements emerging for 6G.

6G-XR Project aims to develop an experimental research infrastructure to evaluate and validate the performance of key 6G candidate technologies, components and architectures, with a focus on enabling next-generation extended reality (XR) services.

6G-BRICKS Project focuses on setting up an experimental research facility to evaluate two key 6G candidate technologies, namely reconfigurable intelligent surfaces (RIS) and massive cellless multiple input and output (MIMO).

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InterDigital develops mobile and video technologies that are at the heart of devices, networks and services around the world. We solve many of the industry’s most critical and complex technical challenges, inventing solutions for more efficient broadband networks, better video delivery and richer multimedia experiences years before market deployment. InterDigital has licenses and strategic relationships with many of the world’s leading technology companies. Founded in 1972, InterDigital is listed on NASDAQ.

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