University of Surrey/UK


Welcome to the temporary landing page of the 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC) – the research centre that will spearhead international research into the next generation of mobile communication technology.

October 2012 brought the exciting news of our funding application success, marking the beginning of a new era in the rapidly expanding area of global telecommunications research.

Thanks to the bid developed by the Centre for Communication Systems Research (CCSR) of the University of Surrey to UK Research Partnership Investment Fund (UKRPIF), we were awarded £35 million in funding from a combination of the HEFCE (Higher Education Funding Council for England) and a consortium of enthusiastic and forwarding-thinking mobile operators and infrastructure providers. Momentum is now building as we work to develop this state-of-the-art global research facility.

Through the 5GIC we will ultimately inspire international telecoms giants to conduct research and development in the UK, develop future-thinking communications technologies, influence and inform new standards in 5G, and develop a world-class test bed of 5G technologies.

Read about the latest step along the way to Surrey’s 5G Innovation Centre.
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4G Americas’ 5G

The summer vacation season hasn’t slowed the great 5G Mandala.[1]  We now count over 63 collaborative groups playing a role in developing the 5th Generation (5G) wireless standard.  This isn't even counting individual companies and working to make and use 5G products. 4G Americas, the organization representing operators throughout North, Central and South America andContinue Reading

Supporting a true digital economy requires intense focus on 5G

Dr. Shahram Niri of the University of Surrey 5G Innovation Center writes about the importance of wireless innovation and 5G in his paper, Supporting a true digital economy requires intense focus on 5G. He provides some background to the UK Prime Minister David Cameron’s speech at CeBIT in March in which the prime minister announced the governmentContinue Reading

Samsung’s 5G mobile claims played down by experts

Researchers say no standard has yet been agreed despite claim to have developed system hundreds of times faster than 4G by: Charles Arthur May 14, 2013 The Guardian Researchers have played down claims by Samsung to have developed “5G” mobile systems able to transmit data hundreds of times faster than 4G networks, pointing out thatContinue Reading

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