European H2020 Project FLAME Kicks Off Call for Experiments

InterDigital Deploys Next Generation Network Platform in Bristol to Create a Facility for Large-Scale Adaptive Media Experimentation

Company Release - 1/24/2017 4:15 PM ET

WILMINGTON, Del., Jan. 24, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- InterDigital, Inc. (NASDAQ:IDCC), a mobile technology research and development company, today announced that the European H2020 project, FLAME, will host its kick off on January 24 – 25, 2017 in Southampton, U.K.

The FLAME project aims to establish a real-life, city-scale environment for the experimentation of personalized, interactive, mobile, and localized media experiments. The three-year project is led by a consortium comprising twelve partners including University of Southampton, Atos Spain, InterDigital Europe, i2CAT, University of Bristol, Nextworks, Martel Innovate, VRT, The Walt Disney Company, ETH Zurich, Institut Municipal D'Informática de Barcelona, and Bristol is Open.

After its initial year of city-scale deployment, FLAME will seek twenty-plus media-related experiments, spanning several months throughout 2018 and 2019, funded through an open call to industrial partners and SMEs. The experiments will utilize the FLAME Future Media Internet platform with a Next Generation Network flexible routing platform at its heart, deployed in the city environment of Bristol is Open as well as in several potential replica sites throughout the scope of the project.

Developed by InterDigital, the Next Generation Network flexible routing platform is modeled after prototype efforts from two other H2020 collaborative research and development projects, POINT ("iP Over IcN - the betTer IP") and RIFE (aRchitecture for an Internet For Everybody). In addition, the flexible routing platform is an ongoing ETSI ISG MEC proof-of-concept and will be demonstrated at the upcoming Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

“We’re very pleased to be a part of this reinvention of the media ecosystem,” said Dirk Trossen, Principal Scientist of InterDigital Europe, and lead of EU-funded efforts in this space. “The project underscores the value in the development of a unique network service solution, such as the flexible routing platform, which utilizes ICN and SDN techniques to deliver on the content and demand characteristics presented with future highly dynamic networks.”   

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