Latest 5G News: Verizon Shows Real-World 5G Speeds at CES 2019

We don’t live in a 5G world yet, but you wouldn’t know it from the hype around the next generation of connectivity at CES. Verizon showed off what its 5G network is capable of today — spoiler alert: it’s not that impressive — but also what the company dreams will be possible with 5G in the future. That part is … Read More

Job Opportunity: Lecturers in Computing Sciences & Artifical Intelligence (UEA)

2 x Lecturer Roles University of East Anglia The University of East Anglia is an internationally renowned University with a reputation for great teaching, an unrivalled student experience, and research with real impact. The University is currently enjoying an extraordinary period of growth, rising to 12th in the league tables and 10th in the Times Higher REF table for Research Output, cementing … Read More

Latest 5G News: Sky & Telefonica to work together for 5G

Sky (UK Division) has extended its MVNO deal with Telefonica UK so they can continue working together on the development and launch of 5G, work that includes using a UK test bed. For the customer, this means that Sky Mobile users will be able to access 5G services as soon as they’re launched by Telefonica’s 02.  

Call Alert: CWI RFmmWave Workshop QUB

15th November 2018 QUB 21st September 2018 This workshop on research advances in Radio Frequency through Millimetre Wave Radio Communication Technologies is being held as part of the 60th Anniversary of Microwave Engineering at QUB, and is hosted by the Centre for Wireless Innovation (CWI) at the ECIT Institute. It provides a forum to bring together researchers to share the … Read More

EPSRC Call for Quantum Tech Consortia Research Leaders

Research Leader 7th August 2018 EPSRC have just released a call that may be of interest to Commnet members. The call is for Research Leaders to join the consortium that will develop (and eventually deliver) the phase 2 Quantum Technology Research Hubs. In particular, scope has been established for a Research Hub in Quantum Computing and Simulation through discussions … Read More

Making Sense of 5G: New Resource from Real Wireless

Real Wireless have collated a set of resources sharing their vision, technical and economic expertise, and their experience in advising government and agencies on future networks, thus really putting 5G into context.  Their new 5G landing page is a curation of their unique insights which provide valuable background to the many initiatives driving the path to 5G. 

Call Alert: University Defence Research Collaboration in Signal Processing, Phase 3 Application Themes

EPSRC 4th September 2018 EPSRC have published a new open call for the University Defence Research Collaboration (UDRC) in Signal Processing Phase 3 Application Themes.  There are one or two grants of up to £1 million available for three years’ duration, in each of two areas of signal processing related to defence:  EPSRC’s normal eligibility rules apply. Applications will undergo … Read More

EPSRC Call to Join Strategic Advisory Bodies

Strategic Advisory Bodies Membership 1st August 2018 EPSRC are currently recruiting members for their strategic advisory bodies. Strategic Advisory Teams provide Heads of Theme at EPSRC with strategic advice to help develop their theme. There are vacancies available across all EPSRC areas. Details of these can be viewed on the link below. In ICT, EPSRC are seeking to … Read More

Latest Sector News: Tech Nation Report, UK Tech Clusters & 5G-VINNI

Last published in 2015, an updated Tech Nation Report has been released which aims to capture the evolution of the UK tech ecosystem. The report explores the key finding that collaboration and global connectivity is driving impressive tech sector growth and highlights challenges, opportunities and trends for the years ahead.  The Tech Nation Report highlights the importance of clusters in underpinning … Read More

Event Alert: Energy Harvesting and Wireless Power Transfer School

8th – 12th October 2018 Heriot-Watt University Although energy efficiency and power savings have always been present in the design of wireless communication systems, they have become one of the main drivers for research in Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) and Heterogeneous network devices. The school will first provide an overview of energy harvesting and wireless power transfer techniques for … Read More