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Smart Internet Lab Researchers attend 2018 Global Mobile Broadband Forum

20 November 2018

The 2018 Global Mobile Broadband Forum (MBB) is currently taking place over 3 days (19-21 Nov) at the ExCeL Centre in London.

This annual event is being hosted by Huawei with industry partners GSMA and GTI and gathers the industry’s key decision makers, policy makers and influencers from around the world to help shape the future of Mobile Broadband (MBB).  This successful event brings together mobile operators, vertical industry leaders and broader MBB ecosystem players.  In addition, it will showcase real-world case studies, offer new perspectives on our changing industry and share new paths to sustainable growth.

Researchers from the University of Bristol’s Smart Internet Lab are showcasing the University of Bristol’s 5GUK Test Network and 5G Smart Tourism Project:

UoB 5GUK Test Network

The University of Bristol has deployed 5G capability in Bristol city centre focusing on the convergence of fibre infrastructure and 5G wireless access. The University of Bristol contributes to the key Software Defined Network (SDN) technologies for end-to-end 5G service delivery. Smart Internet Lab researchers have created a multi-technology testbed connected via a city-wide fibre ring and several active switching nodes. The core network is located at the Smart Internet Lab at University of Bristol, with the majority of the access technologies located at Bristol’s Millennium Square for outdoor coverage and “We The Curious” science museum for indoor coverage.

5G Smart Tourism Project

The tourism Industry in the West of England is worth £1.75 billion to the region’s annual economy. The 5G Smart Tourism project is funded by the UK Government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). It will connect leading West of England tourist destinations such as The Roman Baths, M-Shed and We The Curious to new 5G technology via the University of Bristol’s 5GUK Test Network, a UK national asset. This project focuses on the intersection between infrastructure, mobile services, tourism and digital applications. To expedite the roll-out of 5G services in the UK, this project will enhance the value chain through 5G enabled tourism applications and diversify the revenue stream for popular tourist destinations. Through this unique and representative multi-technology 5G platform, the project will promote the creative digital industries in the UK and thus will generate benefits across the entire visitor economy value chain.

A variety of topics across the event range from the future of mobile connectivity including 5G, the Internet of Things and the latest MBB industry trends, to AI, Cloud VR/AR, connected cars and industrial robotics.

This will be an exciting opportunity to network and will give our researchers invaluable insight from some of the world’s most knowledgeable experts and thought leaders!

Further information

Smart Internet Lab

The Smart Internet Lab at the University of Bristol has been recognised as the top Higher Education Institution within the UK as a concentrated 5G hub of established collaborative relationships between national and international institutions, authorities and industry.

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