5TONIC showcases innovation momentum toward 5G

In support of its members, 5TONIC, an open research and innovation laboratory, is demonstrating use cases for next generation wireless technologies such as smart factory applications, the company said.

To further the development of 5G, 5TONIC has deployed the OneCell® C-RAN small cell solution from CommScope. OneCell forms a single “super cell” indoors and eliminates handovers and border interference across large areas, creating a high performing LTE experience for end-users. The concepts employed in OneCell architecture are being considered in 5G standardization.

OneCell brings a new way to deliver high-performance mobile service to subscribers in high density venues like stadiums, sports arenas, campuses as well as mid to large enterprises. The C-RAN small cell architecture incorporates advances such as switched Ethernet fronthaul that allow systems to be designed, installed and tested in a fraction of the time that legacy solutions typically require.

5TONIC is an international 5G-technology research and innovation lab in which industry and academia come together to kickstart technology and innovative business ventures. The lab was founded by Telefónica and IMDEA Networks Institute (Madrid), which hosts the main site. 5TONIC researches, field-tests and demonstrates the technologies and equipment needed to support 5G communications, services and applications. 5TONIC combines full members and partners from the telecommunications sector and others.

CommScope (NASDAQ: COMM) helps design, build and manage wired and wireless networks around the world. Discover more at http://www.commscope.com.