NEC, IMDEA Networks Launch R&D Unit to Focus on Key 5G Technologies and AI

NEC, IMDEA Networks Launch R&D Unit to Focus on Key 5G Technologies and AI Image Credit: Alfa Photo/

IMDEA Networks Institute and NEC Laboratories Europe announced the launch of a Joint Research Unit (JRU) in 5G technologies. The JRU will foster multidisciplinary joint team work in 5G research and development projects.

Located at IMDEA Networks’ headquarters in Madrid, the private-public alliance establishes an operational framework for close collaboration amongst a highly specialized team in a variety of scientific activities. The JRU team will share a wealth of know-how and capabilities to jointly deliver 5G solutions, architectures, technologies and standards.

The partnership will focus on key 5G and beyond enablers such as the usage of Artificial Intelligence technologies to improve the performance and usability of the 5G networks or the generation and study of new Internet services.

This partnership operates with an EU budget of € 700 million devoted to research, development and innovation aimed to create an operational European 5G communications infrastructure by the year 2020. 

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